Volunteer

Volunteer

Do you have a passion for local history and all mediums of art? Are you looking for a creative way to give back to the community and you have a few hours a week to spare? Volunteering at the South Boston-Halifax County Museum of Fine Arts & History may be just the place for you!

Whether you’re looking for a creative outlet or simply an opportunity to be part of a team, the museum has a wide variety of departments to which volunteers can donate their time.

Volunteer Opportunities

Click an area of interest to find out more.

Reception Volunteer

Does this sound like you?

You have a pleasant and welcoming demeanor and you’re always wearing a kind smile. You love interacting with people and you have a knack for making everyone feel welcome.

Expectations:

  • Greet visitors upon arriving to the museum
  • Answer incoming telephone calls and provide general museum information
  • Direct visitors to requested locations of the museum
  • Occasionally assist with general office tasks

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Display Committee Volunteer

Does this sound like you?

You’re a team player who doesn’t shy away from hard work. You have a keen eye for creative detail, and you can make a lot happen with limited materials and a short amount of time.

Expectations:

  • Help plan exhibits using the museum’s collections and other materials elsewhere
  • Help assemble and disassemble displays and exhibits

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Collections Committee Volunteer

Does this sound like you?

Your forte lies within the realm of organization. You enjoy creating order and using technology to do it. A big job isn’t daunting to you, and you’re not afraid to get dirty.

Expectations:

  • Assist in organizing and maintaining the museum’s collections

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Research Committee Volunteer

Does this sound like you?

You fancy yourself an amateur sleuth, and you’re pretty darn good at it. You’re a big fan of history and mystery, and you enjoy hunting for information to solve the latter.

Expectations:

  • Assist customer interested in researching their genealogy
  • Help organize and maintain the museum’s genealogy collection

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Hospitality Committee Volunteer

Does this sound like you?

You understand the proverbial notion about the quickest way to a person’s heart. You enjoy serving others, and your flair in the kitchen is how you do it. You love special events – they’re just another way for you to share your latest culinary creation!

Expectations:

  • Prepare and provide refreshments for museum events
  • Help with the set-up and take-down of tables for public functions

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Gift Shop Volunteer

Does this sound like you?

Sales and customer service is your specialty. You enjoy making people happy, and you do that by sending them home with a bagful of souvenirs. You’re responsible with cash and other monetary transactions, and you know how to stay organized in a high-traffic area.

Expectations:

  • Man the gift shop during museum hours
  • Help maintain proper inventory control numbers
  • Help merchandise stock items to promote revenue growth

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Programs Committee Volunteer

Does this sound like you?

You know the local community and what sort of things excites them. You enjoy project management – planning and managing things from the ground up – and no task is too large. You’re assertive when it comes to voicing ideas, but you’re also eager to work with others to get things done.

Expectations:

  • Develop plans for museum programs and special events
  • Manage/carryout the plans facilitate events

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Arts Committee Volunteer

Does this sound like you?

You have a deep passion for all forms of art, and you may even dabble in a few mediums yourself. Your zeal can be easily applied to event planning, and you know where to go to find the local talent.

Expectations:

  • Help initiate contact with local artists
  • Help plan art-related activities at the museum
  • Help set-up and promote new exhibits

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