Poppenhusen Volunteers
Volunteers are the lifeblood of a non-profit community organization like The Poppenhusen Institute. From the Verizon Pioneers, who do weekly repairs and maintenance on the building and grounds, to interns, who fulfilling high school and college credits, organize our archives and man our events, the institute has a variety of volunteer positions. These civic-minded people make the Institute what it is.

Verizon PioneersPictured to the Right are the Verizon Pioneers, whose volunteerism help keep the institute running.

Do you think you’d like to volunteer? If so, contact Susan Brustmann or Faye Graham at: (718 ) 358-0067.


Volunteer Stories

Gardening Angel

Volunteer Betty PegenBetty Pegen, was known as the “Gardening Angel” of College Point. Betty watched over the Poppenhusen Memorial for over 50 years. She tended the gardens there as a volunteer until her 96th year. Betty passed away in 2008, but the memory of her commitment to volunteerism lives on.