“Before receiving a call from Debra Baxter from ReEmployAbility, Inc., The Edith Bolling Wilson Birthplace Foundation and Museum was not aware of the benefits of this program. All I knew before receiving the phone call offering the Museum the opportunity to have a full-time volunteer for a short duration was that the Museum was very short staffed, and as a non-profit organization, hiring an extra staff member was out of the question. Through Ms. Baxter, an interview was set-up with a gentleman, a contract employee through Volvo, who had been injured, but was needing an interim step before returning to workforce. The Museum became that interim place. From June through August, [the IW] came onboard the Museum team and provided visitors with guided tours, helped in the office, and worked with the Museum archive. He also made it possible for me to attend to business outside the Museum and also to extend the amount of guided tours offered. [The IW] was a quick study and engaged in the history of the First Lady Edith Bolling Wilson, so much so that we received several compliments about his tours and enthusiasmThe Museum considers this experience very positive.

From: Leslie King, Director  – Edith Bolling Wilson Birthplace Foundation and Museum

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