Florida Museum offers volunteer orientation Jan. 23

January 17th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Florida Museum of Natural History will offer an orientation from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday for adults interested in volunteering at the museum.

Volunteers must be 18 or older and preregister to attend. More information is available online at http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/getinvolved/volunteers/adult-volunteer-orientation-registration/or by emailing Amy Hester, volunteer coordinator, at ahester@flmnh.ufl.edu.

Attendees can learn of the many volunteer opportunities the museum offers, including leading school groups and tours, speaking with visitors in the Butterfly Rainforest and other exhibits or working with scientists in the field or the collections.

“Volunteers are important because they provide a much needed service to the museum,” said volunteer program assistant Jennifer Hunzinger, who began working at the museum as a volunteer. “You get to help your community and meet some really fantastic people.”

The museum currently has about 560 volunteers who work in many different areas, both with the public and behind the scenes, but always welcomes more, Hunzinger said.

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Source: Jennifer Hunzinger, jhunzinger@flmnh.ufl.edu
Writer: Kate Schofield, kschofield@flmnh.ufl.edu
Media contact: Paul Ramey, 352-273-2054, pramey@flmnh.ufl.edu