Volunteer Application Form

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Contact Information

(Guardian signature required on last page if under 18.)

 

 

Emergency Contact

 

 

 

Education

 

 

References

Please list one business, school, or volunteer reference - not relatives - that we may contact regarding your application.

 

 

Criminal History

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Position Descriptions

Permanent Collections Intern/Volunteer:
Responsible for processing various types of artifacts. Entails data entry, description and arrangement of artifacts, artifact handling and care, and scanning of supporting documentation. Strong research and organizational skills, attention to detail and ability to work independently are required.

Archival Intern/Volunteer:
Responsible for Processing documents, books, photographs and other paper based materials. This position entails organization of recently donated items, as well as processing (description and arrangement) of backlogged materials. Strong attention to detail and ability to work independently needed for this position.

Textiles Intern/Volunteer:
Responsible for cataloging, photographing, inspecting and rehousing textiles. Textiles Collection includes historic costumes, accessories, quilts, rugs and more. Prior experience working with textiles a plus but not required. Must have excellent organizational, writing and communication skills.

Exhibits:
Assist Exhibits Manager in research, development and construction of new exhibits, and maintenance of current exhibits.

Marketing/Social Media Design:
Assist with managing publicity of events and exhibit openings for the History Center.

Education Assistant: Works with the Education and Public Programs Manager to research, develop, coordinate and market programs, maintain the Education Collection and supplies, assist with activities during programs/events and possibly do some outreach.

Office Support Assistant: Provide basic office support to the Membership & Volunteer Coordinator and the Office Manager for tasks such as data entry, copying, assisting with large mailings occasionally filling in for a greeter who is absent and other tasks such as running errands occasionally.

Research Library: 
Assist visitors with research on genealogy/local history, collection management, archival processing and database maintenance.

Greeter:
Welcome visitors, take admission monies, keep tally of visitors, assist patrons in the gift shop or assist patrons when they bring items to donate. During slow times greeters can catch up on their reading, study or check their e-mail. Greeters may also do small projects occasionally.

If you are interested in more than one position, please indicate your first, second or third choices.

 

 

Please indicate the type of position you would like:

*For-credit internships require the signature of your academic advisor on a contract.

Availability

The History Center is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Center is open Monday to staff and volunteers. Generally your volunteer time will be during our regularly scheduled hours. However, occasionally there are special events that require volunteers outside these hours.

Please give specific times you are available to volunteer Monday through Saturday.

**Please read the following statements**

As a volunteer or intern of the Monroe County History Center. I will try to do the following to the best of my abilities. If I fail to do so I understand that I can be released from my duties.

• I will maintain contact with my supervisor(s).
• I will maintain a reasonable appearance.
• I will treat all patrons, volunteers, interns, and staff with the utmost respect and dignity.
• I will arrive at the desired location (History Center or elsewhere) at the previously arranged time. If I am unable to do so I will try to contact the History Center to notify someone.
• I understand that I can approach the Volunteer/Intern Coordinator with any problems that I may have regarding my duties or interpersonal relations relating to the History Center.
• I understand that I can approach the Executive Director or Board President if the Volunteer/Intern Coordinator can not solve the above mentioned problems.
• I have notified the Volunteer/Intern Coordinator of any special needs that I may have.

I certify that the statements made in this volunteer application are true and correct, and have been given voluntarily. I understand that misrepresentation is cause for dismissal. I understand that a background investigation check will be made whereby information is obtained through personal interviews, a criminal background check, and other sources that have information about me. I hereby grant permission and consent to any such verification and investigation, agree to cooperate in same, and release from all liability or responsibility all persons, organizations, companies and corporations collecting and supplying information. My services are donated to the Monroe County History Center without contemplation of compensation or future employment and given for charitable reasons. I understand that failure to follow MCHC policies and procedure may be cause for dismissal. I agree to uphold the MCHC mission of historical preservation, exhibitions and education through my actions and words. I also assume the risk of injury and all medical expense incurred from any injury resulting from my volunteer participation. I understand, acknowledge, and agree that I am not covered by Workers’ Compensation insurance or benefits provided thereunder and I do hereby release, discharge, and hold harmless the Monroe County History Center, its agents, representatives and employees, from any and all claims whatsoever, known or unknown, for damages or injuries to myself.