Lead Guided Tours at the Indiana Medical History Museum


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Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

3045 West Vermont StreetIndianapolis, IN 46222

Clinical Chemistry Lab - one of the many fascinating rooms at the Indiana Medical History Museum

About

We are looking for outgoing volunteers to give tours of the building to museum visitors. Tours bring to life the history of science and medicine in Indiana through the exploration of an authentic 1896 medical laboratory, which was once part of Indiana's Central State psychiatric hospital. Our volunteers work during our open hours Wednesdays-Saturdays 10-4 and occasionally for special tours and events. Schedules for volunteers vary - some work a regular schedule (e.g. every Friday) while others fill in as needed for special tours and events. It does take time and effort to learn to lead the tours, and we are looking for people who can commit to volunteer regularly (at least twice a month, full or partial days). The position requires that you complete several hours of training and learn a sizable amount of historical information. All docents must be 18 or older. The tours cover two floors and last an hour or more - so it is not a good position for someone with limited mobility. In addition to giving tours, there may also be opportunities to work on projects related to collections, cataloging, and/or clerical work.

Skills

  • History
  • STEM
  • People Skills
  • Mental Health
  • Public Speaking
  • Healthcare

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • At least twice a month, full or partial days

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