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New volunteer training classes will begin June 25, and run through August 16, 2019.
The class will meet on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, from 1:00 -4:30 p.m. We are currently accepting applications.
Please contact Director, Museum Volunteer Services at: Tel: 310.772.2510 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Museum of Tolerance offers three distinct volunteer programs for people of different ages, with many different interests, skills and abilities:
Qualities of a MOT Volunteer:
We are currently welcoming Volunteer applications for:
Greeter and Exhibit Assistants
Greet and guide public visitors through exhibits, and assist at various exhibit areas in the MOT.
Museum Docents or Tour Guides
Over 140,000 students participate in guided tours at the MOT each year. Volunteer guides bring their enthusiasm and skills to shape a highly interactive educational experience at the MOT.
You will be trained to facilitate tours in the Tolerancenter / Holocaust exhibit, Anne Frank exhibit and/or in the Finding Our Families, Finding Ourselves exhibit.
Archives and Reference Library
Be trained to assist with daily library operations, answering phones, cataloging and research, and with the preparation of digital archival material.
Gift Galleria and Bookstore (Seasonal)
Greet customers and assist staff.
We ask our Volunteers for a commitment of at least 1 year and 100 hours (about 10 hours a month), in addition to completing any required training.
There is an administrative fee of $45 to cover the cost of training materials. Limited scholarships are available. We also encourage Museum membership.
|Interns* or Special Museum Projects Volunteers
Apply for positions in Museum Education and/or the Archives and Reference Library.
Greet and assist visitors at Museum exhibits, with special exhibitions, and conduct group tours throughout the Museum.
Archives and Reference Library
Assist with archival processing and historical research; help with general library operations.
Interns must commit to working 10-15 hours per week. Volunteers must commit to 100 hours per year.
Assignments are awarded in the fall, winter, spring and summer semesters of each year and are open to college juniors, seniors, post-graduate and graduate students.
A Certificate of Acknowledgement is awarded upon the successful completion of the program
*Internships are unpaid and must qualify for college credit. If no credit is desired, positions are available as Special Museum Projects Volunteers.
|MOTivating Teens Volunteers||
This teen program is for high school students grades 9-12. It includes: Independent Museum Exploration and Education Journal; Volunteering as a Teen Docent; a community service/social justice project.
Volunteer Applications are accepted throughout the year. Prospective candidates must participate in a personal interview, followed by reference checks. If accepted to our Volunteer Program, prospective volunteers are invited to attend the formal MOT Volunteer Orientation Training or to begin our Independent Volunteer Training Program.
Volunteer training is followed by a flexible Apprenticeship period designed to allow Volunteers to become comfortable with the MOT, its exhibits and the various Volunteer opportunities, and to become certified before beginning active volunteer service.
The eight-week formal Volunteer Orientation Training includes:
The MOT Independent Volunteer Training Program (IVT) is designed to offer greater flexibility for prospective volunteers who are unable to attend the formal classes, due to school or work schedule conflicts. Prospective volunteers commit to a regular day and time each week that works with their schedule to conduct their training.
The Independent Volunteer Training Program includes three levels of training, with a syllabus to guide the prospective volunteer in exploring the various exhibits and historical content of the Museum at their own pace, and it includes a journaling component
The MOT also offers update exhibit training and skills workshops for all Volunteers throughout the year.
PLEASE NOTE: The Museum of Tolerance will be closed on Sunday, June 9, 2019 and Monday, June 10, 2019 for the Jewish holiday of Shavuot.
The Museum is Closed Saturdays and Jewish Holidays - Winter Hours are in effect. The MOT closes at 3:30pm on Fridays between November - March. Last entrance is at 1:00pm.