After being a volunteer at the SC Aquarium for nearly 10 years and close to 700 hours, I decided it was time to retire and reclaim some of my weekends.
Being a volunteer there was a lot of fun and immensely rewarding. I got to get up close to a lot of cool birds, handled owls, hawks, an eagle, penguins, parrots and other birds there. The work I did was all behind the scenes stuff, nothing glamorous, but it was enjoyable.
I'll miss seeing the birds every other week, and seeing the other staff and volunteers there. Now I'll have some more time to work on other things that have been waiting on the sidelines.