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Proposal

Children's Museum Volunteer!

30 hours


Community partner: Children's Museum of Eau Claire
Supervisor: Katie Julsrud
Beginning date:
2017-10-23
Ending Date:
2018-05-31

Service-Learning Proposal Description

1.

Briefly describe the project and the community need to be addressed.

Answer A CMEC Volunteer is trained to be our on-site host helping visitors get acquainted with out facilities and exhibits while ensuring visitor safety and facilitating traffic flow. The volunteer will also assist with fun activities like art projects, pop-up play sessions, reading books, games and much more. We also need your assistance reseting our exhibits so the next group of kids may enjoy the museum. You may also help with birthday parties, office duties, special events, or similar tasks. Please let us know what your interests are and if you have any special talents or skills to contribute to the Museum!

2.

What is the mission of the agency or organization?

Answer The Children's Museum of Eau Claire is an interactive environment for children and their grown-ups that inspires imagination, discovery, creativity, and the love of learning. CMEC is a place to see, touch, learn, and grow!

3.

What skills are required for this project? 

Answer • Tidy-up exhibit areas • Help direct and interact with visitors within the museum • Promote volunteerism at CMEC • Interact with all visitors in a friendly, professional manner, with exemplary customer service • Maintain current knowledge of: museum programs, services, events, and Downtown Eau Claire • Assist staff with weekend birthday parties • Assist staff during emergency situations, following their directions • Perform other tasks as requested by staff supervisor • Answer visitor questions about the museum

4.

What are the objectives for the student learning and service?

Answer • Learn to work with families and children • Educational program planning and facilitation for large number of children • Interpersonal and customer service skills, party planning and/or event experience • We seek to fill visitor service positions from our volunteer pool before posting openings.

5.

What are the availability requirements for the student?

Answer • You choose your schedule. Your time is a gift to us :). We will work with you so that you can fit volunteering at CMEC into your schedule! • We would like to see you often! • Two hour shifts are suggested.

6.

Additional information (not required).

Answer Fill out our Volunteer Application. Contact Katie Julsrud at the Children's Museum of Eau Claire with any questions. Phone: (715) 832 - 5437 Email: katie@childrensmuseumec.com