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Proposal

Museum Visitor Services Volunteer

30 hours


Community partner: Chippewa Valley Museum
Supervisor: Angela Allred
Beginning date:
2022-09-01
Ending Date:
2023-05-28

Service-Learning Proposal Description

1.

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

Answer Volunteer support is essential to create a sense of welcome for all museum visitors and to share accurate, factual information regarding both the museum's operations and the basic history of our region. During museum operating hours, Visitor Services Volunteers work under staff supervision to provide visitor services, which may include any of the following: Answer and direct phone calls, handle admissions and store transactions, keep areas tidy and welcoming to maximize visitor experiences. Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, Visitor Services Volunteers also provide visitor access to outer buildings on museum grounds.

2.

What is the mission of the agency or organization?

Answer Chippewa Valley Museum connects people to our community and inspires curiosity by collecting, preserving, and sharing our region's historical and cultural resources.

3.

What skills are required for this project? 

Answer -Speaking clearly on the phone and in person -Basic computer/tablet/internet skills -Basic cash handling -Attention to detail -Reliability -Timeliness

4.

What are the objectives for the student learning and service?

Answer Service Learning Objectives for Visitor Services Volunteers: -Students will gain a basic understanding of Chippewa Valley Museum's mission and available resources -Students will learn three new ideas or facts regarding Chippewa Valley's history and culture -Students will have the opportunity to connect their major coursework to a 10-hr project meeting a museum need during the course of their Visitor Services Volunteer experience -Students will engage and connect with visitors, staff, and other volunteers comprising diverse backgrounds

5.

What are the availability requirements for the student?

Answer Orientation and training is a 2hr commitment with flexible scheduling. Visitor Services Volunteers must be available during museum operating hours and must commit to a minimum of two hours per shift. Standard museum operating hours: Tues 5-8p, Wed- Sat 12-5p. The museum expands its operating days and hours between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

6.

Additional information (not required).

Answer Chippewa Valley Museum commits to follow and adapt to current public health recommendations regarding COVID-19. All volunteers are expected to abide by operating procedures determined necessary in response to the ongoing pandemic.