Category Archives: Volunteer

Volunteers are the Heart of PBC Parks!

Volunteers are the heart of the Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation Department (PBC Parks). They supplement our existing workforce, help us reach our goals, engage with the community and raise awareness about our facilities, programs and services. In 2022, PBC Parks’ volunteers contributed over 130,000 hours at nature centers, recreation centers, golf courses, and beach and park cleanups and hosted more than 200 park and beach cleanups.

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Volunteer Spotlight: Winnie Lo

Winnie has been a PBC Parks volunteer for the last five years, first volunteering at Green Cay Nature Center and then volunteering at Morikami Museum for the last two years. She is a “jack of all trades”! From day one, Winnie has been willing to assist and provide the Morikami with a wide variety of support several days each week. She serves as a greeter at both the main museum and the Yamato-kan and is always ready to help wherever needed.

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Volunteer Spotlight: Kathy Wolf

Kathy Wolf is a volunteer coach at West Boynton Recreation Center and has been a head coach in the Junior Volleyball League for the past 3 years. Kathy loves working with kids and is very passionate about teaching the youngest kids who are new to playing volleyball. Kathy enjoys bringing the kids up a level, building the team comradery and encourages the new players to stick with the sport. She spends time coaching the fundamental skills, so that the players excel and grow a love for the game.

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Volunteer Spotlight: Robert Ullom

Robert Ullom, Volunteer

Robert Ullom has been an animal care volunteer at Okeeheelee Nature Center (ONC) for the past four years. He assists with the nature center’s normal operating procedures by taking care of both the indoor and outdoor education animals. This includes all types of animal husbandry, such as feeding and enclosure maintenance. However, Robert goes above and beyond by providing animal enrichment for all of the education animals. This helps the animal’s wellbeing by stimulating their senses, improving their overall nutrition and enhancing their physical health. Robert also serves as an environmental education docent and helps with the programs by sharing his own expertise on reptiles and native Florida vegetation to our visitors. Currently, Robert is a mentor for our teen volunteers by helping them with their annual research projects that are required for the Okee-Teen program.

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