Volunteer at CSPM
Tuesday, January 13 @ 10am to 2:30pm – Interpretive Carts 101
This is a required training for all interested in volunteering for our K-12 Hands On History Cart school program. There are additional required training sessions throughout the week. Please contact Meg Poole at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Wednesday, February 11 @ 3:00 to 4:30pm – New Volunteer Information Session
The session includes a brief program on the mission and work of the museum, a walk-through of museum exhibits, and an overview of volunteer opportunities and requirements. Volunteer opportunities include cart guides (educators), docents for Saturday tours, youth & family program volunteers, museum shop, and front desk greeters. We are not currently recruiting volunteers for our collections or research departments.
Please let us know you’re coming by completing our Event RSVP Form.
How to Become a Volunteer
Complete the Volunteer Interest Form.
We will contact you with more information.
Get involved! If you are invited to become a volunteer, start attending the monthly volunteer meetings and sign up for training opportunities. We’re looking forward to having you join our team!
CART GUIDES (Educators)
We are currently recruiting Cart Guides to assist with our Hands On History School Program for the 2014-2015 school year. This is a 5 to 10 month commitment, and we ask that you volunteer for at least 3 shifts a month (6 hours). Training will take place January 13-16, 2015.
FRONT DESK GREETERS
Volunteers assist by staffing the front desk, greeting visitors, responding to visitor inquiries, and answering the phone.
Volunteers assist in the museum store with point of sales, inventory, pricing, cleaning, helping guests, and merchandising. Store volunteers must commit to a weekly 3.5 hour shift.
RESEARCH & COLLECTIONS
Collection positions are very limited. Volunteers for this work must have a serious interest in the subject matter, and have a regular time commitment. Previous education in the subject is not required; however, the supervising archivist and research coordinator are willing to train the interested volunteer in doing the specialized research work. Any opportunities will be posted online.
YOUTH & FAMILY PROGRAMS
Program volunteers assist with a variety of hands-on activities for visiting school groups and families.
JUNIOR DOCENT PROGRAM
The application window for the 2014 Junior Docent Program is now closed. Please check back in March of 2015 for more information about the program application. Learn more about the Junior Docent program here.
Volunteer Requirements & Benefits
Please view the documents below for an overview of volunteer requirements, benefits, and procedures:
Become a member of the CSPM Volunteer Program today…we’d be history without you!