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Mission Volunteering: Volunteer Hampton Roads & Dino Discovery Trail

August 17, 2016

In April of 2016 the Virginia Living Museum’s Volunteer Program was recognized by Volunteer Hampton Roads for Non-Profit Volunteer Program Excellence.  Each spring Volunteer Hampton Roads VLM-BradHalcums-PamCourtney-smallchooses volunteer programs and individuals from the region and honors them for most outstanding volunteers based on their length of service, initiative, dedication and impact on the community.  The Museum’s own Brad Halcums & Pam Courtney were also honored for their tireless efforts in Collections, Horticulture and special events. Our volunteer program could not be as successful and work as efficiently as it does without the hard work of our volunteers.

The Virginia Living Museum’s year-long 50th anniversary celebration has been bringing in several new changes over the course of 2016 and one of our most exciting is the Dinosaur Discovery Trail. The Dino Discovery Trail will be opening October 15th, 2016 Dino-Trail-logo-weband feature 16 different dinosaurs, including a very special replica sponsored by our volunteers. They have come together as a team to donate funds toward the photo-op dinosaur that most of our guests will enjoy stopping to take a picture with. Included on the trail will be: A woodland walk past 16 dinosaur replicas, a 30’ long dig pit of an Allosaurus, 2 Discovery Huts featuring real dinosaur fossils, a whale fossil specimen found in Hampton Roads, and many others!  We are currently recruiting volunteers for this area, so get your application in now. We’d love to work with you! Click here.

Our dedicated volunteers have risen to the occasion, not only sponsoring their own dinosaur, but also getting involved in all the special activities and events for our year-long 50th Anniversary celebration.   We are always grateful for the work our volunteers’ do, but the dedication they have shown us in this celebratory year has gone above and beyond our expectations.  Mission Accomplished: Volunteering!

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