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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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Unique Docent Opportunity Available at the DuBois Pioneer Home

Volunteer docents at the Pioneer Home offer a look into Jupiter’s past and serve to broaden the public’s understanding of the unique cultural and historical landmark that sits in DuBois Park. Built atop a Native American shell rock mound by the DuBois family, the home is an excellent example of life in a self-sufficient pioneer homestead. Listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, the Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation Department operates the Home and takes visitors on a journey back in time through guided tours to better understand and develop an appreciation for the land and its past inhabitants.

Lynn Desy, a volunteer docent at the DuBois Pioneer Home shared, “Most of all, I love volunteering for PBC’s DuBois Pioneer Home because I love meeting a wide variety of people and sometimes learning of their connections with the home. However, I love researching historical facts and learning more continuously as questions and thoughts arise all the time. My biggest reward is becoming particularly good friends with the descendants of this pioneer family and interacting with, and enjoying them, in their current life.”

The Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation Department recognizes volunteer efforts as a valuable resource in working towards its mission in providing opportunities for healthy, happy living through award-winning parks, inclusive experiences and environmental stewardship. Volunteering is a rewarding way to give back and connect with the community and the Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation Department is looking for volunteer docents who enjoy interacting with people and who have a passion for art, history and culture.

Join our team by volunteering and become the heart of PBC Parks! Apply to become a volunteer at www.pbcparks.com