Assist Visitors at the New York State Capitol!


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When

Thu Jun 01, 2017 - Wed Nov 01, 2017

Where

Plaza Visitor Center & Gift Shop106 ConcourseAlbany, NY 12242


About

Call for Volunteers!

We are searching for new volunteer Ambassadors to assist visitors throughout the Empire State Plaza, the New York State Capitol complex in Albany. We are managed out of the new Visitor Center & Gift Shop by New York's Office of General Services.

This is a terrific opportunity to meet people, perform a real public service and participate in an interesting and stimulating activity.

Volunteers will provide visitor assistance at the following sites:

Corning Tower 42nd Floor Observation Deck: The Corning Tower is the tallest building in the state outside of New York City, with beautiful views of the Capital Region from the 42nd floor Observation Deck. Volunteers staff the OB Deck, offering information and directions to visitors.

Empire State Plaza: The Empire State Plaza is a unique government complex with a world-class art collection, museum, performing arts center and more. Volunteers staff the Visitor Center and Information booths on the Concourse level of the Plaza and in the Capitol, offering directions and assistance to visitors.

Other opportunities may be available after earning volunteer experience.

VOLUNTEER SCHEDULE

Volunteers must be available for a minimum of one morning or afternoon per week.
"Shifts" are 10:00 a.m.--1:00 p.m. or 1:00 p.m.--4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
We are flexible about vacations and other times off, but volunteers must be able to help for at least six months.

Free parking is provided!

QUALIFICATIONS

Volunteers should enjoy working with the public, have good personal skills and be comfortable with walking. You must also have a New York State ID, like a driver's license.

If you contact us we will send you a short application that you can fill out online. We will then call you to see if the program is a good fit for you.

After an interview, new volunteers will work with other people at the beginning. If we do not currently have openings during times you are available, we will add you to a list of prospective Ambassadors to be contacted in the future.

Skills

  • Curating
  • Exhibition Arts
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • People Skills
  • Public Speaking
  • Youth Services

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • At least three hours per week

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