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.
Elizabeth is a active volunteer in our Guide Partner Program. This program trains a child,11-13, and a parent to be exhibit guides.
The Guide Partners Program pairs one child with one adult (parent or guardian). They will work as a team, attending training and starting out as apprentice guides, this program in ONLY available in the Exhibit Guide category. They will also work as a team as they move from one exhibit area to another and interact with visitors.
Opportunities: Provides an opportunity for families to work and learn together.
Each volunteer must complete an online application.
Attend an information class. Please call the Volunteer Department at 361-881-1381 to confirm time of next session. Please come dressed to participate in a tour of our facility - close-toed shoes must be worn in order for you to participate in the tour.
Complete all paperwork needed during orientation.
Complete interview with Guide Program Area Coordinator.
Pay non-refundable $35 program fee (only if selected into the volunteer program.)
Pass a criminal background check if 18 or older. If under 18, provide two letters of recommendation from teachers, employers, or community leaders.
Must provide proof of completion of the Hepatitis B vaccine series.