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Orange County - History Museum

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About: Orange County Regional History Center

Located in the heart of downtown Orlando, the History Center offers four floors of dynamic exhibits exploring 12,000 years of Central Florida history. Visitors can enjoy limited-run exhibitions scheduled and riveting programs throughout the year. If you are passionate about history and Central Florida, this is your perfect fit for a volunteer opportunity!

Your time and talents can truly make a difference. The rewards are rich as you help future generations learn and grow. In addition to working with young people, we offer volunteer opportunities as interns, hosts at our events, and assistants in the Joseph L. Brechner Research Center.

Volunteer Docent Program: Impact Your Community While Making History

  • Learn about our area’s history and share your knowledge
  • Experience the satisfaction of helping visitors of all ages
  • Attend orientation and training
  • Commit to one morning a week
  • Bilingual abilities are a plus

Spring 2020 - New Volunteer Trainings

  • VOLUNTEER TRAINING: MUSEUM TOUR GUIDES
  • Training Part 1: Exhibit Content & Museum Teaching Techniques
  • January 8: 9 -10 a.m., fourth-floor exhibits
  • January 15: 9 -10 a.m., second-floor exhibits
  • January 22: 9 -10 a.m., third-floor exhibits
  • January 29: 9 -10 a.m., museum teaching techniques and best practices
*All four training dates are required before moving on to the next phase of training.

  • Training Part 2: Practice Co-Teaching with a Peer Docent
  • February: Any four days, scheduled in advance, 10 a.m. -12:30 p.m.
  • VOLUNTEER TRAINING: MUSEUM TOUR GUIDES
  • Training Part 1: Exhibit Content & Museum Teaching Techniques
  • March 4: 9 -10 a.m., fourth-floor exhibits
  • March 11: 9 -10 a.m., second-floor exhibits
  • March 18: 9 -10 a.m., third-floor exhibits
  • March 25: 9 -10 a.m., museum teaching techniques and best practices
*All four training dates are required before moving on to the next phase of training.

  • Training Part 2: Practice Co-Teaching with a Peer Docent
  • April: Any four days, 10 a.m. -12:30 p.m.

    Benefits for Active Volunteers
  • An engaging, rewarding experience
  • Special tours of exhibitions
  • Opportunities to learn through docent training
  • Free parking validation during scheduled volunteer shifts
  • A 10 percent discount in our gift shop
  • Quarterly appreciation brunches
  • RSVP Membership, for individuals 55+
  • Recognition during National Volunteer Appreciation Week each April and more, with RSVP Membership (if eligible)
  • After 100 hours of volunteer service:
    • Complimentary individual membership
    • Eligibility for President’s Volunteer Service Award
The History Center will provide the necessary training for each volunteer position. VCI's part in this opportunity is to provide volunteers who are 55+ with a (free) comprehensive benefits package (inclusive of accident, personal liability and automobile liability insurance, a life Insurance benefit, free workshops and more) during the hours that you volunteer!

Please contact the RSVP Manager over Orange County for more information: 407-298-4180, x 113 / rsvp.orange@vcifl.org . RSVP, a part of Senior Corps, is America's largest volunteer network for people 55 and over. With more than 300,000 volunteers tackling tough issues in communities nationwide, RSVP shows how you can apply the skills and wisdom you have acquired throughout your life to make a positive difference in the lives of others. RSVP is federally funded by the Corporation of National and Community Service.

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About Volunteers for Community Impact

Location:

3545 Lake Breeze Dr., Orlando, FL 32808, US

Mission Statement

Our mission: "Improving Lives Through Volunteerism."

Description

We are the leading organization for senior volunteerism in the greater Central Florida area, serving Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Volusia counties. Just last year, 1,186 caring adult volunteers gave 438,683 hours of service. That is more than $9.5 million dollars worth of volunteer service being poured back into our communities.

Previously known as Florida Senior Programs, VCI has been the sponsoring agency for the REtired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and Foster Grandparent Programs since 1977. Our 36 year presence has proven our aptitude for providing meaningful and impactful volunteer experiences.

VCI provides membership benefits and support to volunteers aged 55+, at no cost to the volunteers or their volunteer stations. Just a few of the benefits of membership include: Supplemental insurance while volunteering, a dedicated coordinator, and matching to find the perfect position to fit the interest of the volunteer.

Arts & Culture
Community
Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

65 E. Central Blvd.OrlandoOrlando, FL 32801

(28.54303,-81.37788)
 

SKILLS

  • Exhibition Arts
  • Curating
  • Pottery

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Orientation or Training
  • Weekday mornings

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