The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts has lots of wonderful volunteers and docents who donate countless hours to a variety of programs year in and year out. In the first “Volunteer Voices” blog post, volunteers and docents answered the question “What drew you to the museum to share your time and energy?” We received so many wonderful answers, we decided to continue the blog posts and create a series. This second installment of “Volunteer Voices” is dedicated to the question “Do you have a favorite or most rewarding moment with visitors of the museum?”
Take a look at some of the responses from Docents and Volunteers below on their favorite or most rewarding moments at the MMFA, and leave some of your own in the comments!
“When the Uribe exhibit was here recently, I captured several people and took them to see the exhibit. They thanked me profusely. The same is true for other exhibits.” Frances Durr, Docent
“Several years ago I was giving a gallery tour to a 1st grade class and right before they were to leave the entire class gave me hugs!!!” George Jacobsen, Docent (featured right)
“I have had lots of great conversations with visitors about lots of different exhibits.” Meili Wang, First Impressions Desk
“I enjoy seeing children learn.” Penny Thompson, Docent
“The kindergarteners’ insightful observations, seeing the excitement as they explore a piece of art for the first time.” Frank Gitschier, Docent, After a Cakewalk gallery tour (featured right)
“I get a lot of satisfaction out of helping visitors that come into the museum. If I can provide information that enhances their visit I have done my job.” George Childress, First Impressions Desk
“Any time a kid walks into the museum.” Liz Land, Docent (featured below)
“I like it all. The best part of volunteering for the museum is working with staff and other volunteers to help the patrons have a good experience when they visit.” Luigi Edwards, Special Events Volunteer
We look forward to your stories and the next installment of “Volunteer Voices” very soon!
Meg Hall, Volunteer Coordinator