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2018 Volunteer of the Year

August 1, 2018

Wednesday, August 1, 2017

Steve Malashock is the recipient of the “2018 Volunteer of the Year Award” at the National Museum of Wildlife Art.

“Steve has supported the museum for many years now and we are so privileged to work with him. He brings a wealth of retail knowledge and is always willing to provide tips on how to make our department more successful and improve the customers’ experience,” said Whitney Jensen, Museum Shop Supervisor.

The award is a result of votes cast by Museum volunteers and staff.

“Steve has been involved with the Museum since 2011, and has contributed 473 total hours, with 78.5 hours this past year,” said Rachel Smith, Volunteer and Education Assistant, “We are pleased to have many phenomenal volunteers who are all assets to the Museum, and to our community. We are truly grateful to Steve for his energy, positive attitude, and commitment to our mission to enrich and inspire.

Other peer-nominated awards granted this year are: the “Real Deal Award” to Laurie Bay, for making a great impression, the “Twice as Nice Award” to Laurie Bay and Ellen Sanford, for their partnership on the Volunteer Leadership Committee this year in arranging volunteer social events, and the “Glow Stick Award” to Anne Lippold, for her glowing personality and ability to brighten everyone’s day.

The Museum has 90 volunteers, 20 of whom are docents, who all together have contributed 3,505 hours of their time in 2017. The Museum also recognizes 54 volunteers as “Wyoming Sage Society Volunteers” meaning they have contributed 500+ hours of their time volunteering at the Museum.


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Museum volunteer Steve Malashock with Volunteer and Education Assistant, Rachel Smith, at the 2018 Volunteer Appreciation Dinner.

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