The New London Public Museum celebrates National Volunteer Week (April 6-12) by announcing a new volunteer program at the museum.
As the museum continues to provide fun and educational opportunities to the community, it needs more help behind the scenes. The museum is providing volunteer opportunities in educational programming, museum sitting, research, marketing, events and exhibits. The volunteer program is open to responsible people 15 and older. To find out more, visit the museum or its website www.newlondonwi.org/museum.htm.
“One of my favorite quotes is ‘Volunteers are not paid because they are worthless, but because they are priceless,’” said museum director, Christine Cross. “That is how we feel at NLPM. Volunteers can help us accomplish so many things at the museum, things that we can’t do with just three staff people.”
National Volunteer Week is about inspiring, recognizing and encouraging people to seek out imaginative ways to engage in their communities. It’s about demonstrating to the nation that by working together, we have the fortitude to meet our challenges and accomplish our goals.
National Volunteer Week, a program of Points of Light and sponsored by Advil®, as part of the Advil®Relief in Action campaign, was established in 1974 and has grown exponentially each year, with thousands of volunteer projects and special events scheduled throughout the week. This year marks the 40thanniversary of the celebration, demonstrating the enduring importance of recognizing our country’s volunteers.