Areas of Opportunity
The following are some of the areas within the Museum in which we make use of volunteers. Contact the Volunteer Coordinator for more information, 256-237-6766 ext 114 or email@example.com or print and mail or fax the adult or youth volunteer applications. Your information will be kept on file and someone will contact you if a position is available.
Registrar Assistant (must be 18). Research, cleaning, cataloging, and data entry of ... Collections objects
Spring/ Summer / Fall / Winter on Mondays
Live Animal Care (adults 19 +)
Work with an Animal Caretaker in cleaning, feeding and exercising animals that are used in educational programming. Provides a unique opportunity to work with a variety of reptiles, birds and mammals.
Docent (Educational tour guide)- Derived from Latin “docere” meaning to teach, these volunteers are Museum teachers for school and public tour groups. These front line volunteers interact with visitors of all ages providing tours of the Museum Exhibit Halls, answering questions as well as allowing visitors to handle objects and live animals. Training is mandatory and will be arranged as positions become available. No prior teaching experience is required but good “people” skills are a must. Must be 18 to participate.
Special Events – Once a year opportunities to assist the staff with a variety of tasks during events such as Museum Day, Black Heritage Festival, Summer Camps for children, and assistance with special exhibits. Other opportunities include working with the Museum League on projects such as the Annual Garden Tour, Homes for the Holidays and White Elephant Sale.
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