An enormous amount of help is given to the Museum by people who are not paid staff. From keeping the Museum store running to giving guided tours, volunteers undertake an astonishing range of tasks. Volunteers range from school students and graduates gaining work experience, to retired people who bring a lifetime of skills with them. MOAS is looking for friendly and enthusiastic volunteers to support the Museum’s services and community activities.
There are many opportunities for people with a special skill or interest as well as those with experience of working with the public. All kinds of people volunteer for the Museum and find it a very rewarding experience, some having worked with the Museum for over forty years. After 50 hours of service, volunteers are awarded a one-year membership to MOAS.
Volunteers who are under the age of 18 can only be accepted as volunteers for our Summer Learning Institute program.
To find out more about our volunteer opportunities or to submit an application, please contact:
Monica Mitry, Membership and Volunteer Coordinator
VOLUNTEER JOB DESCRIPTIONS
Assist the Development, Membership, Marketing, and Education Departments with various short and long term projects. Skills needed are generally clerical and administrative in nature. Some projects will utilize specialized skills. Hours are flexible and are determined by each project.
With knowledge of Museum policies and procedures, volunteer staff welcome and orient visitors to the Museum. Paid admission is collected and attendance records are maintained. Skills needed are the ability to work with a point of sale system (training provided), good communication skills, and a desire to work with the public. Hours are four hour shifts, Tuesday through Saturday, or 11:00am to 5:00pm on Sundays. Extended days/hours may apply during special exhibitions.
Volunteer Sales Assistants handle all sales transactions, restock inventory, and do daily light housekeeping to maintain appearance of the Museum Gift Shop. Skills needed are the ability to work with a point of sale system (training provided), good communication skills and a desire to work with the public. Hours are four hour shifts, Tuesday through Saturday, or 11:00am to 5:00pm Sunday. Extended days/hours may apply during special exhibitions.
Volunteer staff, in addition to volunteering in any area listed above, may want to assist with special events in positions such as ushering.
TUSCAWILLA PRESERVE/PROPERTY BEAUTIFICATION
Property beautification volunteers will assist the Museum in maintaining Tuscawilla Preserve Nature Trail and surrounding areas. This job requires the volunteer to be outside for the duration of the shift. The only skill needed is a love to be outdoors. Hours are flexible and determined by project.
The Docent Program trains guides to conduct adult and school tours of the Museum and Gamble Place in Port Orange. Docents may choose to work with only adults or children. Training and study sessions are required. Docents-in-training will observe experienced guides for several hours.