The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
We are looking for volunteers who would like to introduce visitors to our 1699 historic house museum, The Hoyt-Barnum House.
You would be involved with greeting visitors with a smile and giving a brief explanation of the Center's offerings: a research library, photo archive, our current exhibit, and our historic house museum. People who wish to tour Hoyt-Barnum House first view an introductory film before starting the audio tour. You would be responsible for selling tickets and recording transactions, giving guests their audio pods and collecting them after the tours, opening and closing up the house museum, and monitoring visitors while they are in the house. Minimal training is needed.
Museum Docents should be friendly and personable. They should be physically able to manage stairs and brief walks on a regular basis. Docents should be at least 20 years old and able to work at least one four-hour day, 2 x /month. Docents are needed for Thursdays and Fridays. Shifts are from noon to 3:15 pm on Thursdays and Fridays. Two docents are needed on Saturday: one from 10:30 - 1:00 and one from1:00 to 3:30 pm. You are welcome to stay longer to meet our other volunteers and make use of our facility.
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-Basic math/money skills
Hope to hear from you soon!
Volunteer Coordinator & Board Member
Stamford History Center 1508 High Ridge RoadStamford, CT 06903