Volunteer Award Winner:
Volunteer to Volunteer - June 2009Detroit Institute of Arts Staff Aide Carol George Given June 2009 Volunteer-to-Volunteer Award
The Volunteer to Volunteer award is given by a volunteer to a fellow volunteer for being helpful to visitors and colleagues or displaying a positive attitude.
Carol George's three years as a volunteer for the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) have been jam-packed with multiple assignments within two service committees, including the Interpretive Programs Volunteers (IPV) committee and has a clear record of taking on more responsibility within each.
Starting out with docent training 2006, George expanded her commitment to the DIA by joining the Staff Aides committee in 2007, when she volunteered to assist in the museum's Research Library. After this assignment ended, George joined the Staff Aides Wednesday day team and shortly after took on responsibility for Day Captain of Wednesday's team. George again raised her hand when a volunteer was sought for editor of the Staff Aides' SAge newsletter. She added interesting and informative articles, and took the newsletter to an electronic format two years ago. To add to her IPV committee responsibilities, George also serves as that committee's recording secretary.
George's other interests include going to the theater, gardening, reading and photography. She and her husband of 39 years have a son who lives in Alexandria VA, and a daughter who lives in the Los Angeles area. George's very rich and full life will soon become even richer with the addition of her first grandchild at the end of June.
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