Join Us For Volunteer Day
Volunteers Needed May 12
23 April, 2012 – Penobscot Marine Museum has scheduled Spring Cleanup & Volunteer Day on May 12. Volunteers will spend the day working alongside other friendly, energetic people while helping prepare the museum for the opening of its 2012 exhibit season. Breakfast and lunch will be served, and participants will learn about long-term volunteer positions in many departments.
There will be lots of grounds work: raking, gardening, preparing plantings, and pruning. Other jobs may include painting and paint prep, moving boats and other heavy objects, and light carpentry. For those who prefer indoor work, there will be cleaning, sweeping, mopping, dusting, washing windows and changing light bulbs. Another method of volunteering is to bring a pot-luck lunch selection for our hungry workers.
The event starts with breakfast at 8:30 a.m. and runs until 4:00 p.m. Please bring work gloves. Also handy may be rakes, pruning shears, brooms, rags, buckets, paint scrapers, wheelbarrows and pickup trucks.
For the second year in a row, members of the Eastern Maine chapter of the Yale Alumni Association will be on hand helping out as part of the Yale Day of Service. Also anticipated is the help of Girl Scout troop 2908 and Cub Scout pack 235 from Stockton Springs.
"It will be a day of good fun and productive work," said Executive Director Liz Lodge. "Folks should come prepared to roll up their sleeves, have fun, and meet others who support one of the area's premier cultural institutions."
Individuals who wish to participate are requested but not required to pre-register. Scout groups, service organizations, and local businesses with service programs are especially encouraged to register. Contact Bob Holtzman at 207-548-2529 ext.208.