Academy of Natural Scienes of Drexel University
August 17, 2010
My supervisor and volunteer coordinator never fail to thank me for my work. Volunteers are celebrated at a yearly dinner party and in the regular newsletter. raining is offered regularly to help volunteers develop our skills. We learn that we are an important part of life at ANSP.
One of my greatest joys is working with the young volunteers: these young people have found a place to excel and develop scientific and leadership skills. I have been at the Academy long enough to watch shy awkward ninth grade inner city students learn the the content and develop the skills to teach lessons to adults and move on to University with scholarships in hand!
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
I've have become an excellent "butterfly explainer". I learn something new each day which I pass on to the visitors. Working with our volunteers who range in age from 14 to 70+ is very fulfilling.
What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
learning new things and sharing with the visitors.
The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...
varied in age and skills but all very welcoming and a joy to be around.
If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...
Hire more young people. Fund research projects. Fix up the dioramas but keep them. Develop traveling exhibits to help with fund raising.
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
Volunteer & I have been volunteering in the tropical butterfly exhibit for more than three years. I learned about the opportunity to volunteer when I attended a lecture. I was impressed in the number of choices were available for volunteers. I chose Butterflies! thin.