In 2015 over 20,000 people were served by the programs, events, and outreach efforts of the Reynolds Homestead. According to senior program manager Lisa Martin, the staff would never be able to achieve this without the help of volunteers.
“Volunteers are the life blood of the Reynolds Homestead,” she said. “We welcome the assistance of a variety of people with a huge array of gifts and talents.”
On Sunday, March 6, the staff invites anyone interested in learning more about becoming a Reynolds Homestead volunteer to attend a luncheon at 1:30 p.m.
Martin and Beth Almond Ford, historical services assistant, will talk about the opportunities that abound at the Homestead, including becoming an interpreter for the historic home, assisting with children’s programming, teaching classes, decorating for events and holidays, and even working in the gardens. “There’s a place for anyone who has a talent to share,” said Ford, “and Sunday’s luncheon will give us a chance to talk about all of the opportunities available.”
Volunteers earn rewards including free tickets to events, discounts on rentals, and events that honor their service.
Anyone interested in attending the luncheon is asked to bring a friend and come out and meet some of the current volunteers as well. Call the Reynolds Homestead at (276) 694-7181 to register for the event.