Volunteer Data Squad Crushes Survey Goal

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Volunteer Data Squad Crushes Survey Goal

By: Rebekah Bjork | January 17, 2019

Somalis + MN Intercept Survey volunteers, or the “Data Squad,” were busy this fall collecting data from Minnesota History Center visitors. Volunteers easily reached the goal of 383 responses, and continued to exceed that goal by collecting 404 responses total!

Volunteers also provided valuable feedback about the exhibit and to enhance visitors’ experiences. A couple of volunteers also brainstormed with MNHS Strategic Communications staff to develop posters to advertise the exhibit in local communities!

Staff supervisor Kate Roberts said “I've said it many times--we couldn't conduct our History Center surveys without our volunteers!”