Volunteer Opportunities What do these positions involve ?

Carol Johnson Volunteer ImageWhat Would We Do Without You?

At the Museum & Archives of Rockingham County we depend heavily on our volunteer staff. Volunteers are one of the most crucial components of running a successful museum.  When the museum is open, volunteers greet visitors, answer questions, operate the museum store and lead tours as needed. Even when the museum is not open, we need help answering phones, typing, filing, assembling mailings and organizing the office. Other volunteer opportunities include receiving and processing artifacts, computer/data entry, cleaning, sewing, gardening and more. Even with the dedication and hard work of our active volunteers we are still several people short each month. Can you help? Your time at the MARC will give you the opportunity to meet other people with similar interests, develop lasting friendships and enjoy an enriching experience. Your efforts help us make sure that the museum continues to be a cultural and educational resource for our community. We appreciate any time and energy you can spare. For further information and/or to sign up for a training session, contact Debbie Cummings, Volunteer Coordinator, at (336) 634-4949 or by e-mail to MARCconnection@gmail.com. Please put the word “VOLUNTEER” in the subject line.


Volunteer Opportunities at the MARC

Receptionist Duties Meet and greet visitors, answer phones, collect admission and membership fees, assist in assembling mailings, back up gift shop volunteer and other light duties.   Available Volunteer Shift (3 hours):    Wednesday, Thursday, Friday between 1-6pm; Saturday between 10am-4pm   Administrative Clerk Duties Answer phones, take and distribute messages, assist with light typing, copying and filing.   Available Volunteer Shifts:    Thursday, Friday, Saturday 11am-2pm   Cleaning Clean artifacts, cases, future and existing exhibit space and miscellaneous cleaning that is not part of the weekly cleaning crews tasks. Available Volunteer Shift (3 hours):    Wednesday, Thursday, Friday between 1-6pm; Saturday between 10am-4pm   Computer Clerk Creating and/or managing spreadsheets, entering inventory data into Past Perfect software (training provided).   Available Volunteer Shifts:      Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 2-6pm; Saturday 11am-3pm. Many of these tasks can be done at home. Gift Shop Clerk Duties Plan, stock, inventory and assist customers.   Available Volunteer Shift (3 hours):    Wednesday, Thursday, Friday between 1-6pm; Saturday between 10am-4pm   Docent Duties Guide patrons through the MARC galleries and/or Wright Tavern Historical site   Available Volunteer Shift (3 hours):    Wednesday, Thursday, Friday between 1-6pm; Saturday between 10am-4pm   Registrar Assistant Duties Identify, clean, document, photograph, mark, and/or organize artifacts.     Available Volunteer Shifts:      Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 11am-2pm; Saturday 11am-2pm   Gardening Plan, plant, maintain and harvest the Wright Tavern Kitchen Garden and the potted plants at the historic site and museum. Available Volunteer Shifts: Any day or time of your choosing, unless access to staff or materials is required. Sewing Assist in planning, purchasing materials and making items for exhibits and living history costumes. Available Volunteer Shifts: Any day or time of your choosing, unless access to staff or materials is required. Many of these tasks can be done at home.

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