Florida Museum to hold adult volunteer orientation May 21

Published: May 5th, 2014

Category: Announcements, InsideUF, Top Stories

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — From working behind the scenes in museum collections to guiding school groups through exhibits, the Florida Museum of Natural History provides volunteer opportunities for people with many interests.

The museum will hold an orientation session from 2 to 4 p.m. May 21 when prospective adult volunteers ages 18 and older will learn about the various opportunities available. Pre-registration is required.

“We have a variety of positions that appeal to those who enjoy interacting with people, those who prefer to work quietly and everything in between,” school programs coordinator Dianne Behringer said.

Barbara Ornstein, who received the 2014 James Pope Cheney Volunteer of the Year Award, said she is always learning something new as a museum volunteer.

Since becoming a docent in 2000 due to her interest in science and anthropology, Ornstein has also participated in outreach programs and exhibit fabrication.

“Altogether I get as much out of the museum as they get out of me,” Ornstein said.

To register for the orientation or for more information, visit www.flmnh.ufl.edu/getinvolved/volunteers/volunteer-program/ or call 352-273-2055

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