DOCENT FOR LOCAL MUSEUM - VOLUNTEERS MUST BE 55 +
Volunteer Title: Docent
Status: Part time Volunteer - At least one 3-4 hour shift per month
Description: Welcome and engage guests who visit the Museum.
Essential Functions: Greet guests to the Museum.
Describe Museum exhibits and artifacts. Relate the history of Job Carr and Old Town. Provide information about the Oregon Trail and life in early Tacoma.
Effectively engage individuals and families in conversation and answer questions.
Promote local and regional tourism by providing information on other museums and points of interest.
Prepare Museum for opening and closing, if Museum staff is not present.
Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with visitors of various ages and backgrounds. Ability to be a good ambassador representing the Museum and the City of Tacoma. Enthusiasm for and interest in local history. Must be able to work independently.
Volunteers with experience in customer service, teaching and history are strongly encouraged to apply.
Must be reliable, including excellent attendance, promptness and courteous behavior. Maintain a neat, professional appearance.
Availability for at least one 3-4 hour shift per month. Museum hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 1-4 p.m. Summer hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 12-4 p.m. The Museum is closed to the public during the month of January.
The Museum welcomes volunteers of all ages, interests and skill levels. Training and reference materials are provided.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE RSVP (RETIRED AND SENIOR VOLUNTEER PROGRAM)
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
About Lutheran Community Services
223 N. Yakima Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98403, US
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.
We'll work with your schedule.
223 N. Yakima Avenue--TacomaTacoma, WA 98403
- People Skills
- Verbal / Written Communication
- People 55+
- Background Check
- Must be at least 55
- 3-4 HOURS ONE SHIFT PER MONTH OR MORE IF YOU WISH
- GOOD COMMUNICATION SKILLS, PERSONAL, RELIABLE