Volunteer With Us!

August 28, 2013
by Sara Eakens
As we shared with you last week, we are looking forward to a fun-filled and action-packed fall season here at Discovery Green.  We know one thing for sure – we’ll need a few good volunteers to help us make it happen.  With over 50 activities and events in need of volunteer power this fall, surely there is something for you!

Why should you consider volunteering with us, you wonder?  Let’s ask one of our super-volunteers, Earlene:

“Discovery Green offers many fun and exciting events, which I have been able to take advantage of both during the week (near my workplace) and on the weekends when time allows.  I consider myself an advocate for giving back, and when I learned that I could volunteer at Discovery Green, I quickly signed up.  As I became more involved, I learned more about the ‘green’ theme which motivated me to stay involved.  As a volunteer, I have met friendly, kind staff of DG, who do so much to make me feel appreciated.  Many events at DG are free, and support for these events come from donations.  With this recent discovery, I have been inspired to not only give of my time, but make monetary donations to have the benefits of a park in the heart of downtown; everything from a getaway from the office in the middle of the day, to an evening movie on the big  screen on a cool Friday night. – Earlene Joseph”

Volunteer opportunities are as varied as the folks who sign up.  Duties may include helping us with our Discovery Green Information booth at events, selling merchandise that supports the park, assisting folks with recycling on Saturdays, helping with our biennial Gala and other exciting fundraising events, maintaining our model boat fleet, cleaning up and beautifying the park, monitoring rides and activities for children at family-friendly events, wearing special character costumes and so much more!

We’ll begin posting volunteer opportunities at the end of August, and we encourage you to check our website often over the season to sign up for volunteer shifts.  You may also email sara@discoverygreen.com for more information.

We appreciate you!