“Volunteers are the only human beings on the face of the earth who reflect this nation’s compassion, unselfish caring, patience, and just plain love for one another.” – Erma Bombeck
Volunteers are an integral part of the success of our programming and operations and we are thankful for their devotion to the Museum. This season, we would like to recognize some of our dedicated volunteers
Gretchen Scoggin, Collections and Exhibits Volunteer
Gretchen Scoggin is a collections/exhibits volunteer. She has been volunteering for 15 years, beginning her weekly volunteer service in the collections department in August of 2002. She’s performed a variety of collections work in those 15 years – photography, cataloging, inventory, sewing accession numbers in garments, inputting records in the online collection, checking records for accuracy, etc. and has helped with exhibition installation. She’s also donated a variety of items to the Museum’s permanent collection.
After retiring 22 years ago from her successful career as a speech pathologist, Rhonda Work began volunteering at the Tallahassee Museum. As an education animal presenter, Rhonda uses her loves of travel and animals to teach Museum guests about different types of Florida wildlife during Animal Encounters. In her spare time Rhonda enjoys rescuing Burmese pythons, going on African safaris and traveling all over the world. She is a recipient of the Tallahassee Democrat’s 2017 Silver Stars award.