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Docent For Museum (Tacoma)

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.

Minimum Qualifications:

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. During the month of September the Museum is looking for docents on Friday's between the hours of 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. and on Saturdays from 11 a.m. 3 p.m.

Please note these hours may adjust after September,

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

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE AMERICORPS RSVP (RETIRED AND SENIOR VOLUNTEER PROGRAM)

The AmeriCorps RSVP is the nation's largest network for volunteers age 55 and older. 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 over 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, furniture assemblers in a fully equipped build shop), reading/enrichment/tutoring/ mentorship groups, museums, and administrative positions throughout the Greater Tacoma, Puyallup, Graham, Lakewood and Gig Harbor Peninsula.

We are continually bringing on new and unique volunteer opportunities that help our community.

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

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

We look forward to having you as an RSVP volunteer!

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