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Plymouth Historical Society
January 26, 2011

I walked into the Plymouth Historical Museum to volunteer almost two years ago. They had just lost their volunteer coordinator and offered me the position. Feeling that my background as a high school English teacher, I could easily use my skills here: coaching, organizing, training, writing, and committee work all with follow thru expectations.
I met numerous volunteers who have been here for various amounts of time and do numerous jobs as well. My job is to interact with everyone and find the right spot for them and the right spot for the museum's posterity


The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

getting to know people so that they willingly give their time and talents here. I use humor and search for new methods to attain success.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

delegate more and accept what happens. Find numerous ways to thank the volunteers and never be condesending. Take a chance on new ideas instead of "we always do it that way"

Volunteer & I interviewed people, trained them, wrote a newsletter column, ran meetings, organized the volunteer dinner, attended meetings and got assignments which I fulfilled. I adapted to their computer system and continue to deal with turnover and attaining new v.