Thursday, January 28, 2010

Volunteer Opportunity Spotlight: December Nights

The holiday season has come and gone, leading into transitions in the new year. Our volunteer youth blogger, Luz Gozal, tells about her experience at the annual December Nights event, which was held December 4 and 5, 2009:

"San Diego opens some of its museums two nights a year to all at no cost. This event is called December Nights and is held in Balboa Park. You can visit museums such as the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, the San Diego Automotive Museum, the Museum of Man, and many more! The opportunity of bringing art and culture into a person’s life free of charge appeals to many. This year, the park was visited by more than 300,000 people of all ages and races.

There was an answer for all cultural interests. I found mine at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, where I am a volunteer. I love science and the museum always offers a variety of exhibits and learning workshops. To top it off, the museum has the only IMAX Dome Theater in San Diego. I love to volunteer at the museum because every day is different and there’s always something interesting going on. People are evidently aware of this because the museum was packed at all times. Although some people had to wait in line, the night outside was splendid and the lighting gorgeous so people seemed relaxed and happy. This is what December Nights is about: feeling happy to be granted a variety of cultural choices and entertainment for free."

Interested in volunteering at a special event? Check out Volunteer San Diego's project calendar. Want to gain experience at a museum? Check out our cultural opportunities - there's something for everyone!

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