View of a Student Volunteer
By DeVanté Douglas
I have been a volunteer at the Delta Heritage Center for quite some time now. The Delta Heritage Center is not your typical "museum" if you would like to call it that. It is a wonderful place to stop by if you live in town or if you’re from out of town and just stopping by for a quick second, the place is filled with nice and helpful people.
As a student I have learned so much about the Heritage Center and I absolutely love to volunteer here. I encourage more young people to volunteer, not just for community service but to spend a little time at the Heritage Center to get familiar with our history.
One thing I know for sure is that the wonderful people here sure wouldn't mind having you volunteer. That should make the transition a little better to make for you as young person and as a student. I know it helped me. Of course you could go volunteer at bigger places but that wouldn't mean anything if the people didn't treat you well.
To me it’s all about the people; how they treat each other and those who visit. Believe me when I tell you it will be hard to find anyone nicer than the women at the Delta Heritage Center.
Living or visiting the small town of Brownsville you might think that it doesn't have any historical value. That’s where you would be wrong. The Delta Heritage Center has a lot of information that you would be surprised to learn. So many things have happened in our town.
The Delta Heritage Center is unique and a good place to visit and volunteer. The Center goes to show you size doesn't mean everything and smaller museums can be full of interesting things. You can’t judge a book by its cover and the Delta Heritage Center is something you have to visit and experience for yourself.