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Volunteer Title: Field Trip Assistant

Reports to: Program Manager

Status: Part time Volunteer - At least one 3-4 hour shift per month

Description: Engage elementary school students in hands-on activities during field trips.

Essential Functions:
Assist Museum staff in providing a positive, interactive field trip experience for students.

Greet students, teachers and parents with a friendly and inviting attitude.

Guide students through hands-on activities, interpreting frontier life in the 1860s.

Lead students on walking tours of Old Town Tacoma.

Be able to provide general information about Museum exhibits and artifacts, the Oregon Trail, and life in early Tacoma.

Effectively engage in conversation and answer questions.

Minimum Qualifications:

Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with children and adults. Enjoys sharing local and regional history with students. Ability to be a good ambassador representing the Museum and the City of Tacoma. Must be able to work independently and as part of a team.

Must be comfortable working with large groups. Experience working with students or in customer service is preferred. Volunteers with experience in teaching and history are strongly encouraged to apply.

Must be reliable, including excellent attendance, promptness and courteous behavior. Maintain a neat, professional appearance. Capable of standing and walking for extended periods.

Availability for at least one 3-4 hour shift per month. Field trips are generally scheduled on weekday mornings.

The Museum welcomes volunteers of all ages, interests and skill levels. Training and reference materials are provided.



RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program) is the nation's largest network for volunteers age 55 and over. The growing segment of our older population is vital to strengthening our communities through their interest in helping others. As an RSVP volunteer, you are strengthening the positive impact people 55 and older have in our communities. Our focus is to incorporate meaningful volunteer opportunities that provide purpose and a way to give back to the community.

RSVP offers maximum flexibility and choice to its volunteers as it matches their personal interests with opportunities to serve in their communities.

Current RSVP volunteer positions include local food banks, congregate meal sites, non-profit thrift stores (shopping assistants, sorters, warehouse assistant, truck assistants, retail assistants, assemble furniture in a fully equipped build shop), administrative/clerical assistants, reading/enrichment/tutoring/ mentorship groups and success coaches, construction volunteers (no experience required),, throughout the Greater Tacoma, Puyallup, Gig Harbor, Graham and Lakewood area.

We are continually bringing on new and unique volunteer opportunities.

RSVP is sponsored by Lutheran Community Services Northwest, a private, not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of the people it serves.

As a member of RSVP you are invited to our RSVP volunteer recognition events held throughout the year. Every volunteer receives a gift and a lunch!

INTERESTED or have questions? Please email or call and we will mail or email an RSVP application for you to complete.

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About Lutheran Community Services


223 N. Yakima Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98403, US

Mission Statement

Lutheran Community Services Northwest partners with individuals, families and communities for health, justice and hope.


Lutheran Community Services Northwest, in Pierce and Kitsap County, focuses on services for seniors, including Caregiver Support, Home Care, Meals on Wheels, RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program), Senior Friends, and Senior Companion Program. In addition, the Kitsap County office has a Navy Respite program and the Pierce County Office has a Refugee Resettlement and Placement Program, and Senior Media Services.

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We'll work with your schedule.


223 N. Yakima Avenue--TacomaTacoma, WA 98407



  • Organization
  • People Skills
  • Verbal / Written Communication


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 55
  • 3-4 hours each month, or more if desired

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