ellen bonningI decided that I wanted to volunteer after hearing about SAM from Barbara Cross, the first person I met when Bob and I were visiting  the summer before we moved to Dunsmuir.  Art is very important to me so I jumped at the chance to volunteer at SAM.  My husband, Bob, and I recently retired from teaching so it seemed like a perfect opportunity to volunteer and meet some people in the community.

I really like talking with people that have recently relocated to the Dunsmuir area or are thinking about it, and working a few hours a week in the gift store gives me that opportunity.  I like to encourage people to become a member and let them know that we are an all volunteer organization.  I also think our gallery shows are exceptional. It’s important to me that SAM supports the arts in our local schools.

To become a SAM volunteer yourself, call SAM at 235-4711 or stop by Thursday through Sunday 11 to 4. Our volunteer coordinator will be in touch.