Park Service Volunteers Highlighted During National Volunteer Week

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Date: April 8, 2015
Contact: Outer Banks Group, 252-475-9034

This National Volunteer Week, April 12-18, the National Park Service commends Volunteers Mark &Yvonne Knock, who are volunteering with the Outer Banks Group at the Wright Brothers National Memorial Visitor Center and the Museum Resource Center at Fort Raleigh National Historic Site.

The Knocks began volunteering with the National Park Service at Apostle Islands National Seashore in Wisconsin during the summer of 2014 following their retirement in the fields of education, office administration, and construction management.According to the Knocks, "We enjoy volunteering with the National Park Service to be of assistance to people of all ages, sharing, and helping protect the wonders that our National Park System has preserved."

At the Museum Resource Center, the Knocks assist with organizing the Outer Banks Group museum collection, including rehousing and organizing documents, labeling boxes, and sorting photographs.Cultural Resource Manager Jami Lanier said, "Mark &Yvonne have done a wonderful job working with the park archives. They are hard workers, have good organizational skills, pay attention to detail, and are willing to spend the day in a climate controlled environment with no windows!The Knocks have accomplished a lot in a short period of time and have made a positive contribution to the usability of the park archives for our staff and researchers."

Mark and Yvonne have spent their adult lives volunteering in their community, church, and foreign missions.Such volunteer organizations include the American Red Cross and Meals on Wheels.

Visit www.volunteer.gov to learn more about volunteer opportunities with the National Park Service and other state and federal agencies around the country.

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Last updated: April 14, 2015

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