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.
-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.
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.
-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.
- Child Development
- Food & Beverage Services
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Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Orientation or Training
- Commit to at least 6 months volunteering
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