Friday, April 1, 2011

Spring Volunteer Spotlight: Larry Davis

How long have you been volunteering with the WM?
Since April 2010

What are your primary duties?
Cataloging collections, assisting with educational activities and acting as a docent.

How many hours per week do you usually volunteer?

What type of training did you have?:
Volunteer orientation and docent training
How do you feel your work helps others?
By becoming more knowledgeable about Williamson county, I am able to transfer that knowledge to both local residents and out-of-town visitors who come to the museum.

What you enjoy most about WM?
Working with a group of very professional and dedicated staff and volunteers to accomplish the mission set forth for the success of the museum.

What's unique about WM?
I especially like the fact that the volunteer can pick and choose what he wants to do from a wide variety of activities and work as much as he wants within a flexible schedule made possible by procedures developed by museum staff.

As for the museum itself, I think the most unique thing about it is its location. It is a stone’s throw from the courthouse where so much of Williamson County’s history has been made. And, it is on the town square which allows it to benefit visitation wise from people coming to town on courthouse business, to shop and/or sightsee. Local business benefits from people that come primarily to visit the museum and then finish their trip with a little shopping.

Personal information about yourself:
Born and raised in southern Indiana (a native Hoosier). I have a B.S.C.E from Purdue University. Worked in private industry for several small and large consulting engineering firms. Then moved to Texas in 1996 after retirement. I currently live in Sun City with my wife and two cats. We spend summers in Canada and winters in Texas.

Interested in Volunteering? Please contact Celina Aguirre at for more information.

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