Volunteer Opportunities: Change the way you see the world and your role in it!
The next Volunteer Training Class is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, October 12–Tuesday, November 23, 2021. Classes will be held on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, from 1:00-4:30 p.m. The class runs for six weeks, followed by an Apprenticeship period. We also offer an Independent Volunteer MOT Training for people whose schedules do not fit with the Tuesday/Thursday model.
All volunteers must be vaccinated and complete vaccination documentation. We are accepting applications from interested prospective volunteers. Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the Museum of Tolerance.
This teen program is for high school students grades 7-12. It includes: Independent Museum Exploration and Education Journal; Volunteering as a Teen Docent; a community service/social justice project.
Applications are being accepted throughout the year.
Fulfills community service requirements
One year commitment required
Minimum 50 volunteer hours per year
MOT Volunteer Orientation Training
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:
An introduction to the MOT mission & goals
Visitor Service workshops
Museum Education methodology
MOT exhibit information and training
Holocaust History series, conducted by Senior Researcher
Workshops on Digital Terrorism and Hate, conducted by Senior Researcher
Tolerance workshops, conducted by professional staff/librarians
Logistics of Museum flow
MOT Independent Volunteer Training (IVT) Program
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
Level One: Mandatory Training- Introduction to the Museum and its exhibits; Independent Museum Discovery Journal