Volunteers play an extremely important role in the operation of the Holocaust Museum & Education Center of Southwest Florida and its programs. The Museum relies on volunteer support, donations and membership to carry out its mission of promoting tolerance and understanding by teaching the history and lessons of the Holocaust.
What are the personal qualities of a Museum Volunteer?
- Compassion: to deal with difficult subject matter and those who are affected by it.
- Open-Mindedness and Patience: to work with a diverse public and staff.
- Integrity: to represent the institution and oneself with the highest standards.
- Dedication: to the Museum’s mission and to the values of the Volunteer Program.
- Reliability: to consistently keep one’s volunteer commitment to the Museum.
from United States Holocaust Memorial Museum literature
Docents serve as ambassadors to the public. They greet visitors and lead tours.
Receptionists serve as ambassadors to the public. They greet and orient visitors to the Museum’s layout.
Museum Educators work with the student education programs.
Behind-the-Scenes Volunteers may have talents in other areas such events planning, writing grants, office work or computer technology.
New Volunteer Training Schedule:
Anyone interested in volunteering at the Holocaust Museum should RSVP for one of the following training classes, offered quarterly. For those interested in reception and docent positions, the entire three classes are required. For those interested in other aspects of volunteering, the first day of the class is required.
January 15, 16 & 17, 2013
April 9, 10 & 11, 2013
Each session runs from 4:30 – 7:30 pm, light refreshements will be served.
July 16, 17 & 18, 2013
Each session runs from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, light refreshments will be served.