Volunteer Spotlight: Christian Tibbs

Our Volunteer of the month is Christian Tibbs. 

Christian only started volunteering in late November but has already contributed over 275 hours of his time. In January alone he has volunteered for over 120 hours. Christian is commonly seen in our gift shop greeting and assisting with the organization of inventory but also been a guide for our bat exhibit. He has helped with set ups for our events department, and even spent some time working in the café. He is always ready and willing and that is why we are so lucky to have him. Christian always has a smile on his face and is a perfect representation of a Flamingo Gardens Volunteer.

Volunteer Spotlight: Luis Avendano

Our volunteer of the month is Luis Avendano. Luis always been ready and willing to do anything as a volunteer for Flamingo Gardens. When we say anything, we mean anything. Luis can be seen volunteering in every department imaginable, whether be assisting at the Café, cleaning the tram, picking up or composting, regulating parking, garden guiding, as well as so much more monthly. Luis has helped our Gift Shop, Food Services, Events, Rentals, Maintenance, Horticulture, and Animal Care Department. In particular this month he has worked diligently to ensure smooth operations for our Garden of Lights in which he has already given consecutive days and nights too us. Luis has volunteered over 460 hours here and is poised to do even more. We are very lucky to have him.


Volunteer Spotlight: Leland Upshaw

Our Volunteer of the Month for November is Leland Upshaw. Leland recently started volunteering here at Flamingo Gardens but has been apart of the Flamingo Gardens family for years. If you have been to Flamingo Gardens in the last month there is a big chance you’ve walked through those doors and been greeted by him. We love to have volunteers that provide the most pleasant experience for our guests and that is why Leland volunteering in Guest Services has been such an asset. He has volunteered 60 hours for us and has allowed everyone to better enjoy being here. Even our staff have taken to the positive and productive mindset Leland provides. Thank you for continuing a legacy of excellence in our guest services department.

Volunteer Spotlight: Kathy Harmon

The Volunteer of the Month for October is Kathy Harmon. Kathy has been such an involved and dedicated volunteer. Kathy has given us over 250 hours of volunteer time. This month she was a joy as always in the Wray Home but also helped us out in events. Kathy was extremely instrumental in our Harvest Fest event which as you know is one of our busiest times of the year. We are so thankful to have her with us and really rely on her consistency and skillset.

Volunteer Spotlight: Carson Carothers

Our Volunteer of the Month for September is Carson Carothers. Carson has been phenomenal for us this month. Carson dedicated 30 hours to us in which we saw him help with our Event set ups and breakdowns. Carson also took time out to volunteer in our animal care department which we really appreciate. He has been excellent at taking direction and seeing a task all the way through. Thank you, Carson, for your contributions to Flamingo Gardens this month.

Volunteer Spotlight: Kenny Patterson

Our Volunteer Spotlight for for August is Kenny Patterson. Kenny has contributed almost 30 hours this month. Kenny has helped in our café, been a guide for our Lego Exhibit, helped at tram, and assisted in maintenance.

Kenny will often volunteer for multiple shifts and cover a lot of ground with different departments throughout the day. He has also already committed to helping our events department in the ensuing month of September. We are very thankful to have a volunteer like Kenny who is willing to do what it takes to help in any way he can.

Volunteer Spotlight: Gabriella Randall

Volunteer of the Month for July is Gabriella Randall. 

In this month Gabriella has amassed over 50 hours and has been so useful everywhere. She has worked in our gift shop, events, food services, and even maintenance. Gabriella takes initiative and points out areas of interest in which she can be an asset as a volunteer and that’s a quality we really love. She wants to be where ever she can make a direct and immediate impact and that is why we are so glad to have her.

Volunteer Spotlight: Kaitlyn Dunne

Our Volunteer Spotlight for June is Kaitlyn Dunne. Kaitlyn started volunteering this month but has already contributed over 90 hours of her time to Flamingo Gardens. She has literally been here almost every day. She has been a guide in the gallery for our new Lego exhibit. She has been a garden guide. Kaitlyn has also assisted gift shop, events, animal care and tram in the time she has been here. We feel thankful that we have Kaitlyn because she has really made her mark as a volunteer already.

Volunteer Spotlight: Angel Diaz

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Our Volunteer Spotlight for May is Angel Diaz. 

Our volunteer of the month for May is Angel Diaz. Angel has being supremely helpful in a myriad of ways since starting at the beginning of this month. Angel has amassed over 140 hours in this month alone. He was crucial in helping us get our new exhibits set up with our events department as well as playing an integral role in breaking down the previous exhibit. He has been willing to put in extra effort at every call and get his hands dirty and that’s why have been lucky to have him.

Volunteer Spotlight: Linda Crutchfield


Our Volunteer Spotlight for April is Linda Crutchfield. 

Linda has been a dedicated volunteer in Animal Care for months now and can be seen making sure our Animal enclosures are in the best conditions. Linda has already amassed over 165 hours in a short amount of time because of her commitment to the Animals and Flamingo Gardens. We are lucky to have a valued volunteer like Linda on our team.