David Bourdon – Annapolis Maritime Museum

David Bourdon’s life has been all about service.  For 20 years he served in the United States Air Force and, after retiring, went into U.S. Government Civil Service for 21 years.  Along the way he raised three kids, 10 of those years on his own.  Beyond his service to our country, he has been active in his church community and the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary.  With such a history of service, what motivated David to commit to an AmeriCorps term with Volunteer Maryland?  “It seemed appropriate to me,” said David, “after a year and a half of unemployment, that a position that involved volunteerism and the maritime industry in the Annapolis area would be a great fit.” David is the Volunteer Maryland Coordinator at the Annapolis Maritime Museum.  An avid sailor, and active in two sailing clubs, David will merge his passion for both volunteering and the Chesapeake Bay to recruit and manage volunteers to serve in the museum’s many educational programs.  David’s goal is to learn and utilize all aspects of successful volunteer management, and to help the museum continue to provide interesting and engaging volunteer opportunities.  After his VM service, David hopes to travel to Europe and the Middle East with his wife, whom he affectionately refers to as “The Admiral,” and of course, continue to help others.


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