National Volunteer Week, April 12-18, is about inspiring, recognizing and encouraging people to seek out imaginative ways to engage in their communities. Sauder Village volunteers are an essential part of the success of Ohio’s largest living history destination and even more people are encouraged to get involved this season!
“Operating non-profit Sauder Village is a labor-intensive undertaking,” shared Kim Krieger, PR/Media Relations. “Volunteer involvement helps us to keep Sauder Village viable and affordable for guests who visit from throughout the region and around the world. Again this season we are looking for additional volunteer help. Whether you want to interact with visitors in the Historic Village, help with hands-on activities or work behind the scenes – each job serves an important function that helps us keep the Sauder Village mission alive.”
Every year many youth and adult volunteers share their time and talents at Sauder Village. There are opportunities for all ages and skill levels to get involved – from youth, adults and families to school, church, scout, or 4-H groups. Some of the unique volunteer opportunities at Sauder Village include helping in the Historic Village as a costumed guide or craftsman, working in the gardens, or helping with special events. Volunteers can also assist in our education, curatorial, administrative, marketing or maintenance departments. Many volunteers also help as a clerk in the retail areas or by quilting, frosting cookies, greeting guests and so much more!
“National Volunteer Week is an opportune time for us to remind people about the importance of getting involved in your community,” Krieger added. “During National Volunteer Week we encourage people to explore the many volunteer opportunities available at Sauder Village.”
National Volunteer Week, a program of Points of Light, was established in 1974 and has grown exponentially year, with thousands of volunteer projects and special events scheduled throughout the week across the country. National Volunteer Week is about taking action and encouraging individuals and their respective communities to be at the center of social change – discovering and actively demonstrating their collective power to make a difference.
For more information on how to get involved and share your time and talents at Sauder Village contact Sheri Friesner, volunteer coordinator, at 419.446.2541 or firstname.lastname@example.org