Five Questions for a Volunteer Host

Photo courtesy of Sarah Sobel

Photo courtesy of Sarah Sobel

PAMP of course hosts several amazing large events each year, but for the times in between, the regularly scheduled small events help to keep members connected. As one of the small events volunteer hosts, Sarah Sobel helps to facilitate fun experiences for preschoolers at the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo (JMZ) science classes.

Sarah serves as liaison between the museum and PAMP to help host the events. Prior to the class, she confirms the registration list, and then uses that to check in registered participants at the class. She also sends notifications to interested members through the Big Tent forums and responds to any questions.

The JMZ classes allow kids (and parents!) to explore science with hands-on exhibits, including live animals like bobcats, hedgehogs, snakes and turtles.

Sarah says, “It’s great to be able to fulfill my volunteer responsibility doing something I would want to do anyway! My son loves the classes we attend.”

Sarah has been a PAMP member since 2011. She and her husband live in the Bay Area with 2 curious and active boys (1.5 and 3.5) who keep them on their toes.

1. What is the last non-kid movie you saw? I can’t remember!

2. Are you a Bay Area native or transplant? Native. Born in SF.

3. What’s at the top of your to-do list? Sleep! Also, grocery shopping. We are always running out of milk and bananas.

4. Who is your favorite Sesame Street character? It’s been decades since I saw Sesame Street. No idea.

5. Why are you a PAMP volunteer? It’s easy to do my part when the activities are so great!


Each month we train the spotlight on someone who works behind the scenes for PAMP. Interested in joining the ranks? Browse our open volunteer positions, and apply today!

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