We’re highlighting a few of our amazing volunteers this week in honor of National Volunteer Week. Our volunteers do great work at the Thinkery, and we’re happy to celebrate them each and every week! Today we’re featuring Megan Haywood, an Exhibit Support volunteer and Project Chair for Junior League of Austin, who’s been with us for almost a year now. Below Megan let’s us know about her favorite exhibit at the Thinkery and how volunteering here has influenced her life.
How long have you been volunteering/interning here?
Why did you want to volunteer/intern at the Thinkery?
In looking to get involved with a community organization, I was initially excited about the expansion and transition from the downtown Austin Children’s Museum location. The experience watching children learn and discover is extremely rewarding.
What is your favorite exhibit/program of the museum and why?
At first it was the hydroenergy exhibit because it was just so much fun for the children (and parents!). However, now my favorite is the Innovators’ Workshop. I have yet to see a child duplicate the idea of another.
What has been your best moment at the museum?
The most moving moment for me was watching a special needs child experience the water exhibit with such joy.
How has your work here influenced your life?
Working at the Thinkery has reminded me how important it is to get out of our personal bubbles and get involved within our community.
What is something in your life that that you LOVE?
Family. And I love that the Thinkery embraces family in various capacities.
What is your all-time favorite thing to do on your time off?
I love to be on the lake with my husband and children. Bliss is sunshine and water!
Thank you for your responses and for everything you do, Megan! If you’d like to learn more about volunteering at the Thinkery, visit our volunteer page.