Public Programs Volunteer


(42.35979,-83.06721)
 

Cause Areas

When

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

Where

5401 Woodward AvenueDetroit, MI 48202

About

PURPOSE:

Assist the Society’s Education and Public Programs departments in enhancing visitor experience by expanding staff capacity while providing exemplary service in a variety of roles during our scheduled family-friendly programs and events. Programs volunteers assist with one or more duties, depending on program type.

DUTIES:

-Provide fun, friendly and safe experiences for our visitors;

-Provide directional assistance to visitors;

-Distribute promotional materials, event packets, etc. to patrons;

-Serve/manage refreshments at various events;

-Manage craft areas during events;

-Usher guests to their seat/car when applicable;

-Facilitate workshops during educational programs, when applicable;

-Assist Volunteer Coordinator to manage breaks during larger programs and events;

-Assist staff with setup and breakdown of events, when needed;

-Assist with registration/check-ins on occasion;

-Successful facilitation of activities/refreshments during events;

-Assist with other related tasks, as needed.

SCHEDULING:

Because a majority of our programs are prescheduled, we ask that candidates are willing to commit to at least 6 months of service to the Society; and have the ability to volunteer for a minimum of one program per month during our heavy program seasons (October through December & February through July). For scheduling purposes, all Public Programs Volunteers will receive an advance notice for nearly all Society events.

There will be a one month trial period for this volunteer position. DHS will coordinate with each volunteer to assign duties that are a best fit for our needs and each individual interest level.

PREFERRED SKILLS:

-Have an outgoing and high-energy personality;

-Experience working directly with youth;

-Maintain the ability to provide crowd control (when needed) during our larger events;

-Maintain a can-do attitude and quick thinking skills within fast-paced environments;

-Successful and creative customer service experience strongly preferred.

TRAINING & SUPPORT:

Volunteers will receive on-the-job training in various capacities once they have signed up for a program or event.

Skills

  • Child Development
  • Food & Beverage Services

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • Commit to at least 6 months volunteering

Report this opportunity

Report this opportunity

Engage your employees, consumers, or students! VolunteerMatch provides the tools that make community involvement easy.