A night to celebrate our volunteers!

Written by Meghan Jones
    Monday, 23 October 2017
A night to celebrate our volunteers!

"Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart."

- Elizabeth Andrew

We have amazing volunteers at the Urban Ecology Center. It’s a simple statement, but it’s so true!

Without our volunteers, our phones would ring unanswered, invasive species would run rampant through the parks we manage, kids on our climbing wall would be un-belayed (a scary thought!), and our special events, well, they just wouldn’t happen! We rely so heavily on our volunteers every single day to help us with our field trip programs, our land stewardship projects, our community science research, running the front desk, and so much more. We are incredibly lucky and grateful for each and one every of them.

Check out this video about our receptionists - just one of the many Urban Ecology Center projects that our volunteers help make possible!

To our volunteers: You give your time, your energy, your wisdom, and your compassion. You have become a huge part of the Urban Ecology Center family. We thank you every single day, and on one special day, we’d like to give you an extra special thank you by throwing you a Volunteer Appreciation Party.

This year’s Volunteer Appreciation Party will take place on Wednesday, November 15th from 5:00 to 8:00pm. Come enjoy a campfire, delicious food, and entertainment provided by the very talented Urban Ecology Center staff! Here is a schedule of events:

  • 5:00 - 6:00 pm - Campfire fun! S’mores, music, stories and indoor story sharing!
  • 6:00 - 7:00 pm - Enjoy a delicious arrangement of heavy appetizers and a dessert bar.
  • 7:00 - 8:00 pm - End the night with entertainment by the staff.

Please come join us on November 15th to celebrate…YOU! Arrive whenever you’re able and stay for as long as you can. We can’t wait to see you! Please click below to RSVP/register by November 8th.

Volunteer Appreciation Party RSVP


Meghan Jones

Meghan Jones

Meghan Jones is the Volunteer Program Manager at the Urban Ecology Center. She started out as a volunteer at the Center when she returned to her hometown of Milwaukee after living in Thailand. She has spent time volunteering and working in various countries throughout the world, and loves the opportunity to connect people in Milwaukee to meaningful volunteer experiences at the Center. Meghan loves traveling, yoga, spending time with her family and dog, and doing just about anything outside.

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