Jacquie Pickering volunteers at the Virginia Discovery Museum

Jacquie Pickering – Charlottesville

Tell us about your volunteer activities. 
Have been a volunteer at the Virginia Discovery Museum since 1984, first at the original location @ Ackley Lane & then at the current downtown location.  Have also volunteered w/ Focus (no longer in business); St. Anne’s-Belfield (for 14 yrs); Charlottesville Chapter of Hadassah; Congregation Beth Israel

What inspires you to volunteer? 
Commitment to the mission of the organization and to the dedicated staff & volunteers

If your volunteer work could make one long-lasting change, what would you want it to be? 
To provide a long term base of funding — if I could only win the lottery! but I would have to play and I don’t.

What is a little-known fact about you? 
I used to ride horses (English, not Western) and compete.

What brought you to Charlottesville/Albemarle County?
I grew up in Akron, Ohio and one of the things I love about C’ville (besides the glorious natural beauty) is the small town community feeling and support from friends & neighbors.