I've been volunteering at the Center for about five years, since retiring as an Operating Room Nurse.
Wildlife Center of Virginia Blog
I live about 20 minutes away from the Wildlife Center. I knew the Center was in Waynesboro - I have taken a critter or two there and even watched when there was a TV program on Animal Planet.
Why do I volunteer at the Wildlife Center? I’m not sure why this question is so hard to answer.
I volunteer at the Wildlife Center as an Environmental Education Docent and a Rescue/Transporter for two reasons:
Wildlife need advocates - those who help educate, those who inspire others to learn, those who donate their time or dollars to support wildlife organizations, and those who fight for the rights of our wildlife.
Why do I volunteer at The Wildlife Center? Just as a general rule from a selfish perspective, volunteering seems a good way to get to do interesting things on one's own time for as many or as few hours per week as one might wish.
After working 38 years at a university, I was looking forward to my retirement and I knew I wanted to spend some of my "free" time as a volunteer, somewhere.
When major shoulder surgery in fall 2010 ended my part-time career as a wine warehouse and delivery manager, it gave me the opportunity to put into action a thought I had entertained for many years – put my energy into volunteering somewhere.
Why do I volunteer at the Wildlife Center of Virginia? Two years ago I needed a new place to volunteer because my daughter had left the nest, finished graduate school, and was planning to be married ... it was time to "cut the cord" and I had “empty nest syndrome.”
One of our regular “Cam in the Classroom” teachers recently shared a writing assignment from her third-grade students at Desert Valley Elementary [AZ]. The writing lesson introduced quotation marks and dialog; students had to complete a comic strip. The students were told that they could make the “conversation” about anything – whatever they thought the man and bird would be talking about. One student, Esther, had this special message. As Mrs. Matheson said, “It is amazing what my students think about!”