Commitment of Service
All volunteers need to be committed to the mission and purposes of the museum. The museum staff expects volunteers to attend to the projects or activities they have accepted unless there are unusual circumstances and arrangements are made in advance. The volunteers are considered critical to the operations of the museum and failure to show or contact the museum after accepting an assignment could hurt the operations and commitments of the museum in fulfilling its role to the community. Some of the short term student volunteers who come for university service-learning requirements or young scouts who desire to complete their museum scout badge requirements are committed to only 10 hours of community service. It is the hope of the Museum Board of Trustees that some of these volunteers will desire to continue to commit hours of service well beyond the required allotment. As the museum is in the beginning stages of growth the opportunity for part or full time employment with the museum in the future is very possible. If a volunteer chooses to end their service, then the museum requests that a written letter of their resignation be addressed to the museum. A certificate of service will be issued to them.
Volunteer Dress & Demeanor
The museum wishes to present the highest standards of quality education and fun for the visitors of all ages. Your demeanor and appearance are very important to the feeling of a welcoming and learning atmosphere. It is important that you come with a positive attitude and a willingness to serve. Your dress and personal appearance should be neat and modest. The museum will have a nametag and vest or an apron for you to distinguish you as a museum volunteer. In some cases the volunteer opportunity may require historical attire which will be supplied on a checkout basis for the time of service. Conditions are individual according to the event or program the volunteer has accepted. If you come to work with the presses then you will need to dress in clothing that is appropriate in modesty but also may get soiled by the ink. Gloves and aprons are supplied to those who choose to clean the presses. Some may have assignments that are out of the building. The differing assignments will be managed individually based on the needs of the museum.