National Volunteer Week, April 10-16, the National Park Service Outer
Banks Group celebrates the volunteers who work at Cape Hatteras
National Seashore, Wright Brothers National Memorial, and Fort Raleigh
National Historic Site.
This past year these volunteers donated a total of 19,856 hours.
Last year, the 251 Outer Banks Group volunteers donated numerous hours
providing information desk services, supporting natural and cultural
resource management, assisting with maintenance projects, and hosting
at park campgrounds. The total volunteer hours are equivalent to more
than nine full-time, year-round employees.
“National Park Service volunteers have and continue to be remarkable
assets to our park system and its mission to protect our most prized
resources,” stated Superintendent David Hallac. “The work that Outer
Banks Group volunteers of all ages perform makes a significant
difference to the preservation of our parks for future generations and
serves to enhance the experience of our visitors. On behalf of the
Outer Banks Group, I want to thank each of you for your time,
dedication, and hard work over the years.”
Several local volunteers received special recognition including Barb
Adams, 5,000 Lifetime Hours Award (Cape Hatteras National Seashore);
Dennis Pohl, 5,000 Lifetime Hours Award (Wright Brothers National
Memorial); Audrey Conner, 3,000 Lifetime Hours Award (Cape Hatteras
National Seashore); Fred Bamonte, 2,000 Lifetime Hours Award (Cape
Hatteras National Seashore); Sue Kelly, 1,000 Lifetime Hours Award
(Cape Hatteras National Seashore), and Kara Koziar, 1,000 Lifetime
Hours Award (Cape Hatteras National Seashore).
For more information on volunteering for the Outer Banks Group, visit www.volunteer.gov or call 252-475-9042.