Volunteers Needed At County Museums

By Staff Reports

(Apple Valley)–The San Bernardino County Museum is currently recruiting volunteers, age 14 and over, to help facilitate fun family programs during the summer. The museum seeks volunteers for both the San Bernardino County Museum in Redlands and the Victor Valley Museum, its branch in Apple Valley.

“Volunteers will set up and clean up all the activity supplies, invite visitors to participate in the activities, and share basic concepts related to museum subjects,” said Curator of Education Jolene Redvale. “We promote an interactive style of communication with visitors, and you’ll learn the basics to be successful. Opportunities to deepen your knowledge of exhibits, collections, and a broad range of subjects are available.”

During the training workshops, recruits will learn how to interact and engage with museum visitors, answer questions, and set up and run various activities including art-based projects. This position requires open and friendly communication with the visiting public.

Recruits must attend one entire workshop to be eligible to be a volunteer. The training workshops scheduled at the San Bernardino County Museum in Redlands are on Friday, June 17 and Saturday, June 18 from 9am to 1pm.

At the Victor Valley Museum in Apple Valley, the training workshops are slated for Thursday, June 16 and Saturday, June 18 from 9:30am to 1pm. On June 4 from 10:30am to 12:30pm, all new and potential volunteers are invited to meet museum staff and current volunteers, and learn about museum programs during the Family Fun Day, “Shake It Up: All Geology, All Day Long.”

For more information about volunteering, contact Curator of Education Jolene Redvale at (909) 307-2669 ext 252 or email her at jredvale@sbcm.sbcounty.gov. Volunteer applications are also available on our website www.sbcoutymuseum.org.

The San Bernardino County Museum is located at 2024 Orange Tree Lane in Redlands. Victor Valley Museum is at 11873 Apple Valley Road in Apple Valley. For more information, visit www.sbcountymuseum.org. The museum is accessible to persons with disabilities. If assistive listening devices or other auxiliary aids are needed in order to participate in museum exhibits or programs, requests should be made through Museum Visitor Services at least three business days prior to your visit. Visitor Services’ telephone number is 909-307-2669 ext. 229 or (TDD) 909-792-1462.

1 comment for “Volunteers Needed At County Museums

  1. tami robinson
    May 28, 2011 at 10:42 am

    I would love to learn more about being a volunteer at the Apple Valley location. Please call me – 760.488.2551! Thanks so much.

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