Volunteer Spotlight: Lindy Burts

Volunteer Spotlight: Lindy Burts

Here at The Columbus Museum, we do our best to make sure that all of our volunteers get the recognition they deserve.  We could not do the things we do without your helping hands!

Lindy Burts -TAG

Lindy Burts has volunteered at The Columbus Museum since the inception of the Teen Advisory Group (TAG Team) in May 2014. Lindy is a rising senior at Brookstone School and also works throughout the year in various capacities. Along with volunteering at the Museum she also volunteers with Easter Seals, PAWS, and teaches summer camp at Brookstone. Her duties as part of the TAG team are to coordinate and implement teen programs and events with the Museum. Her passion is “to inspire others to come to the museum and enjoy growing this gem in our community.”  When asked what inspired her to volunteer at the museum, Lindy stated “My childhood experiences when visiting the Museum, coupled with my love for The Columbus Museum makes volunteerism so much fun!” Her favorite piece in the permanent collection is Tomato Table by Craig Nutt. “Being a part of the TAG Team continues to be very inspirational to me. I look forward to imparting information about the Museum to others and hope they will love it just as much as I do,” said Burts.

 

 

 

If you are a volunteer for The Columbus Museum, don’t miss our upcoming event, Volunteer Loyal-Tea Event!

September 14th 10:30am-12:30pm | Open to Museum Volunteers & Docents

The Columbus Museum celebrates the contributions of our volunteers throughout the year! During this special volunteer appreciation event, volunteers will enjoy an array of delectable treats and a variety of teas. Afterward a special tour by our Curator of History, Rebecca Bush, will highlight objects in our newest exhibition Once Collected Always Cherished.
This program is free to our volunteers and docents.
Please RSVP by September 7th with Kirsten Dunn at kdunn@columbusmuseum.com or 706-748-2562 ext. 654

 

The Columbus Museum is always looking for extra volunteers in a variety of areas! Here are some upcoming events we would love your help in:

Second Saturday
September 12th, November 14th and December 12th
9:45am-12:15pm
Number of volunteers needed: 7
The volunteer will help distribute supplies for art crafts and assist families and children as needed.
Volunteers may also be tasked with assisting with gallery activities during the event.

Homeschool Workshop
September 9th and November 3rd
9:00am-12:00pm
Number of volunteers needed: 2
The volunteers will be assisting a contracted instructor with art activities in the classroom, prepping supplies and helping children when needed.

Barnes & Noble Book Fair Event
September 12th
10am-12pm & 1pm-3pm
The volunteers will be assisting children and families with creating art at the drop-in art activity stations at the Barnes & Noble Book Fair.

Columbus Library Book Fair
September 19th
9am-12:30pm & 12:30pm-4pm
Volunteers will assist with all day drop-in art activities for children at the Chattahoochee Valley Library’s Book Fair at the main branch location.

Fall Festival
October 10th
10:00am-3:30pm
Number of volunteers needed: 30
Volunteers are asked to help with art activities, assist with the costume contest, touch stations and more. Volunteers will also be assisting with set up and break down of the Fall Festival space. Full day volunteers will receive a free lunch.

GAEA Evening Event
October 29th
6:30pm-10:00pm
Number of volunteers needed: 3
Volunteer duties will include welcoming and directing educators through the museum, monitoring and assisting with supplies at art making stations, and wherever else they may be needed.

 

If you are interested in other volunteer opportunities please contact Kirsten Dunn at kdunn@columbusmuseum.com

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