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Volunteers excavating at the Salonie Mound site, 2006.
Volunteer Spotlight - Anna DonaldsonAnna Donaldson left her home in Oregon to move to Kodiak with her husband who is a member of the U.S. Coast Guard. Although she is new to the community, she is already involved. After hearing an Alutiiq Museum presentation at the Coast Guard base, Anna signed up to volunteer.
“I thought it was so great that the museum had come and really wanted the Coast Guard to be part of Kodiak, because it is. I thought that if they could reach out, I could reach out too.”
Anna has always been interested in museums. She studied studio art and art history in college and now runs a successful greeting card business, Hummingbird Message, selling her original illustrations and watercolors.
As a volunteer, Anna works mainly with collections, cleaning and labeling artifacts and caring for archives. She also assists with events, helping us to run programs like the First Friday Art Walk. And now she is training to become a museum docent, a person who greets visitors, answers questions, and gives tours.
For anyone considering volunteering at the museum Anna recommends giving it a try. “The museum has such an encouraging, friendly staff and it’s fun to learn about where you live, especially if you’re new.”