TIFTON—Lynn McDonald believes that volunteering your time will gain you benefits for life.  And McDonald, the volunteer coordinator at the Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Georgia Museum of Agriculture (GMA), has some terrific opportunities available just for you.

“Volunteering is great for your mental outlook and physical health,” McDonald said.  “By volunteering, you’ll make new friends, learn about history, and stimulate the mind of a young person.”

Volunteer Brenda Fordham prepares beverages in the Drug Store at ABAC’s Georgia Museum of Agriculture.

Two information sessions outlining available volunteer opportunities will be held at the GMA on Sept. 22 at 10 a.m. and Sept. 27 at 5:30 p.m. Both will be in the Peanut Museum Conference Room behind the Country Store.

“Volunteering is very flexible,” McDonald said.  “You might be helping out in the Historic Village once or twice a week or assisting with one of our many festivals once or twice every couple of months.”

McDonald said other benefits for volunteers include free admission and the ability to earn tickets for friends and family.    

“On a typical day in the Village, you could be sharing the beauty of the Tift House, the wonder of the farm, or the treats of the Drug Store,” McDonald said.  “On other days, you could be playing games of the 1880s, treating guests to open fire cooking, or sharing customs of the past. We also have indoor jobs including office work and flyer distributions.”

For more information, interested persons can contact McDonald prior to the meeting dates at lmcdonald@abac.edu  or at 229-391-5223.

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