Saturday, January 11, 2014

309 People

Did we ever mention that IRM is a volunteer organization?  It's true! Nearly all of the work that advances the Museum's mission is performed by volunteers.  And although of course we don't get paid, the volunteers are supposed to keep track of the hours they spend on Museum projects.

Each department keeps a log sheet for volunteers to sign in and out.  Here we see Buzz Morrisette signing in, for instance.  And then the totals are compiled to help us get grants and matching funds from various sources.  Of course, somebody has to volunteer to do the processing of all these data, and Henry Vincent is one of them.  He was telling us the other day about the totals for 2013.  I forget the total number of hours, it was huge.  But he also said that there were 309 different people who signed in during the year.  The number caught my attention, obviously, but it's also much more than I would have guessed.  It's really an amazing total when you think about it. But of course there's always a lot more that we want to accomplish, and more volunteers would always be welcome.  Our next goal should probably be 400 active volunteers, and you could be one of them.  If you're not one already.

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