National Volunteer Week Spotlights: Jay


We love to celebrate our volunteers, volunteens and interns year round, but this week is particularly special as we celebrate National Volunteer Week at the Thinkery! National Volunteer Week is a celebration about inspiring, recognizing and encouraging people to seek out imaginative ways to engage in their communities. It’s about demonstrating to the nation that by working together, we have the fortitude to meet our challenges and accomplish our goals. In honor of National Volunteer Week we want to take a moment to say thank you to ALL of our volunteers. This week on the blog, we’ll be highlighting some of the great folks volunteering their time to the Thinkery.


jay at nano days in kitchen lab_20150330A little over a year ago, Jay joined our volunteer program. He came to us chock full of enthusiasm and ideas. He hit the ground running and very quickly moved into some higher level roles helping us develop curriculum. He has made a huge impact on our programs. Thank you Jay!

“Jay is one of the most positive and enthusiastic volunteers in the Kitchen Lab. Has done everything from activity prep work to program development to running demonstrations in Kitchen Lab. Recently he has been helping update and enhance some of Kitchen Lab’s older activities such as Hidden Messages, and has been helping develop new astronomy themed activities for the new year. Thank you for all you do Jay!” – Clara, Kitchen Lab Coordinator

“A few weeks ago, I watched Jay in the Kitchen Lab teaching a kid about light and how it travels. This was the best part of my day because I saw a child get excited about learning complex, hard to visualize science, and I got to see and learn from the interaction. Jay has the knowledge, patience, and passion of a great teacher, and he is an invaluable volunteer.” –Kitchen Lab staff

“Getting the opportunity to meet and work along side Jay has truly been a pleasure.  He is a wealth of knowledge and I always learn something new from him each time I get the chance to work with him”. –Kitchen Lab staff

“Jay has used his expertise and own experiences to transform some of our activities into more interesting and approachable lessons for the kids.  I love brainstorming and bouncing ideas off of him because I know he will give an educated and honest critique.” –Kitchen Lab staff

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