Volunteer Enrichment Committee

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For the most up-to-date information about the Volunteer Enrichment Committee (VEC) Programming, check the Volunteer Lounge VEC bulletin board located in the Staff and Volunteer Lounge.


Volunteer Enrichment Committee Events

The Volunteer Enrichment Committee (VEC) exists to enrich the volunteer experience by providing events that educate, complement volunteer training, maintain morale, and promote community within the Museum's volunteer program. The committee is made up of volunteers who work cooperatively with staff members to plan events for Museum volunteers. Information about VEC events can be found in the Staff and Volunteer Lounge and on the Volunteer Portal.

PLEASE NOTE: Volunteer Enrichment Committee events (lectures, tours, field trips, etc.) are limited to DMNS volunteers only. Due to the very limited space available, we cannot open them to spouses or other family members.

All field trips require a Field Trip Waiver Form be completed before the date of the trip. Signup sheets for VEC events and waiver forms (specific for each trip), are found in the notebook in the Staff & Volunteer Lounge. Sign-ups are typically posted about a month prior to the event. Below are the dates and times (some tentative) for upcoming events. Please check the bulletin board in the Staff and Volunteer Lounge for updates and sign-up in the notebooks under the VEC announcements. 

Thursday, October 18
Author Mike McPhee:Dana Crawford: 50 Years Saving the Soul of a City
1:30am - 3:00pm 
DMNS Volunteer Conference Room                          

Join VEC for some amazing insights on this city we call home… Larimer Square. The Oxford Hotel. Union Station. These iconic Denver places owe their second lives to one incredible woman. The National Trust for Historic Preservation said it best: "Without the early effort of developers like Dana Crawford… Denver's Downtown might never have become the crown jewel it is today." Join award-winning author Mike McPhee, who wrote Dana Crawford: 50 Years Saving the Soul of a City. You'll come away entertained and enlightened, and with plenty of stories to share!


Thursday, November 15
Otium and Luxus on the Bay of Naples
4:00pm - 5:00pm 
DMNS Volunteer Conference Room 

Cicero called it "that crater of delight" and indeed, the Bay of Naples drew the Roman elite like a magnet. Here, in this beautiful setting, they created villas fit for princes. Join that intrepid traveler, DMNS staff member Dianne Scialla, as we visit some of these hauntingly beautiful villas and learn about the lifestyles and history of the people who inhabited them. We'll look at artifacts, architecture and the vistas they would have seen every day as they enjoyed their time away from the hustle of Rome. So grab your dark glasses, we're off to hobnob with the rich and famous of the ancient Roman world on the Bay of Naples!

Sign-ups sheets will be in the notebook in the Staff and Volunteer Lounge in the month prior to the event.