No matter what your interest, you will find a fun and exciting volunteer opportunity at the Witte Museum. We have volunteers in their teens, college students, adults, and families who make a difference every day at the Witte! If you want to learn new things and share your talents with others, the Witte Museum wants you!
assist the staff with administrative projects such as scanning, filing, and answering phones. These volunteers should be detail oriented. Administrative Volunteers would need to be available weekday mornings or afternoons.
assist the staff by greeting visitors to the museum, promoting membership and special exhibitions, answering general questions, and creating a welcoming and friendly environment for our visitors. These Volunteers focus on specific collections or exhibits and facilitate hands-on activities with visitors. Specific duties include being able to answer questions and provide information on the exhibits in question. Volunteers are trained in the content area of specific exhibits and may work on weekdays, weekends, Tuesday evenings or special events.
SPECIAL EVENT VOLUNTEERS
assist in a variety of ways, from passing out programs for a concert performance to helping with exhibit opening parties. These volunteers are called upon to help as events are scheduled which may occur on evenings and weekends.
PUBLIC PROGRAMS VOLUNTEERS
assist in many different ways such as helping with scheduled teacher workshops, daily content-specific demonstrations, family days at the museum, and outreach programs in the community. Public Program Volunteers are called upon to help as events are scheduled which may occur on evenings and weekends. Training is provided 30 minutes prior to an event.
SCHOOL PROGRAM VOLUNTEERS
assist with facilitation of scheduled group programs for school children. School Group Programs are age-specific (K-12) and are complimentary to the museum's collection, exhibits and state education standards. The programs are held on weekday mornings. Volunteers for these programs complete extensive training to acquaint them with the exhibits and activities. This program requires dependable individuals who can make a substantial time commitment. The Witte presents programs in the following core initiatives: Science, Health and Wellness, South Texas Heritage and Natural History.
may volunteer individually or as a group. We have several volunteer opportunities available for Employee Volunteer Programs. Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator for more information.
range in age from 13-17 and assist the Public Programs department with special activities. Junior Volunteers are needed occasionally for special events generally held on weekends or some evenings. Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator for more information.
WITTE VOLUNTEER BENEFITS
Witte Museum Family Membership after giving 50 hours of service during a year
20% discount at the Witte Museum Store
Invitations to member events and exhibit openings
Opportunities to make new friends
New insights into the world of history and science
Volunteer recognition events and awards
Volunteer hours for schools, clubs, or organizations
For more information, contact: Liz Larsen, Volunteer Coordinator at 210-357-1891 or E-Mail at firstname.lastname@example.org