Fort Ticonderoga’s Volunteer’s Count! Program Celebrates National Volunteer Week

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Volunteer Bonnie Sheeley receiving an award at the 2014 Annual Volunteer Reception, standing beside Fort Ticonderoga’s President and CEO, Beth Hill.

Fort Ticonderoga joins a national celebration April 12-18 to thank volunteers for their service throughout the year. Fort Ticonderoga’s volunteer rewards program, named Volunteers Count!, was initiated in 2012 and allows volunteers with eleven or more hours donated to earn a Volunteer Ambassador Pass, granting free general admission for the season in addition to other benefits that celebrate their service throughout the year.

Fort Ticonderoga volunteers gave more than 10,000 hours in 2014 in areas including interpretation, horticulture, education, development, collections, and buildings and grounds. In 2014, 16 volunteers reached the “platinum” award level by dedicating more than 51 hours of service.

“Volunteers are a critical part of the Fort Ticonderoga team,” said Beth Hill, Fort Ticonderoga President and CEO. “They bring vision and skills to our programs and serve in a variety of areas across our entire learning campus. We are so very grateful for their support; it has such a major impact on our educational mission and reach.”

New volunteers are welcome to apply to the program which offers numerous and enriching volunteer opportunities. Volunteer information and applications are available at http://www.fortticonderoga.org/join-support/volunteer or by calling 518-585-2821.

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