volunteers

 

The Public Health Museum’s Volunteer Program provides a great opportunity for a person to donate their time and expertise to a local non-profit organization. Without the support and time of volunteers, the Public Health Museum would not be able to provide its guided tours or host special events.

 

OPPORTUNITIES

 

Are you  outgoing, love talking to new people,

and interested in learning new things,

then the following opportunities may be for you!

SATURDAY VOLUNTEER
For the volunteer with a lot of heart, but not a lot of time to volunteer… The Museum is open the first Saturday of each month and needs bubbly, friendly people to conduct the guided indoor tour of the Museum.  As a Saturday volunteer, your job would be to engage visitors and spark their interest while providing an accurate and appropriate tour.  You will have the opportunity to meet people of all types and provide a valuable service to the Public Health Museum.

CAMPUS WALKING TOUR GUIDES
For the volunteer who loves physical activity… The Museum conducts two general campus on the first Saturday and the third Thursday of each month as well as special tours by- appointment. We need bubbly, friendly people to conduct the 90-minute guided tour of the Tewksbury Hospital campus. As a Campus Walking Tour Guide, your job would be to engage visitors and spark their interest while providing an accurate and appropriate tour over rough, uneven terrain.  You will have the opportunity to meet people of all types and provide a valuable service to the Public Health Museum.

MUSEUM TOUR GUIDES
For the volunteer who prefers to be out of the sun…The  Museum is open each Wednesday and Thursday. We need bubbly, friendly people to conduct the guided indoor tour of the Museum. As a Museum Tour Guide, your job would be to engage visitors and spark their interest while providing an accurate and appropriate tour.  You will have the opportunity to meet people of all types and provide a valuable service to the Public Health Museum.

 

Are you shy, prefer to behind the scenes, and interested in learning new things, then the following opportunities may be for you!

WEBSITE BLOG
Do you like to write? Are you interested in history, public health, or infectious diseases? Would you prefer to volunteer from the comfort of your living room? Then submitting entries for the Public Health Museum’s blog might be for you. Volunteers will contribute short essays or other writings on subjects relevant to the museum and its collection. You will work with the Volunteer Coordinator to choose subjects and edit your pieces.

RESEARCHER
Interested in learning new information? Are you interested in history, public health, or infectious diseases? Enjoy exploring the stacks of libraries and digging through local archives? Then researching for the Public Health Museum might be for you. The information you undercover might be used in monthly newsletters, on the Museum’s website, or contribute to the enrichment of an exhibit. Volunteers will work with the Volunteer Coordinator to choose the subjects and will be asked to find facts, documents, articles, books, and more on that subject.

BOOK REVIEWER
Love to read nonfiction and biographies? Enjoy sharing your opinion through the written word? Do you prefer to volunteer from the comfort of your favorite reading spot? Then writing book reviews for the Public Health Museum might be for you. The book reviews might be published in monthly newsletters, on the Museum’s website, or on Facebook. Volunteers will contribute a short review of a book pertinent to the museum and its collection. The Volunteer Coordinator will work with you to pick books and provide advice in how to write a book review (if needed).

WEBSITE ASSISTANCE
Tech Savvy? Experienced with Word Press Websites or website design? We are currently looking for a volunteer to help us update our website. This position could be done from the comfort of your home or at the Museum.

 

Other Exciting Opportunities are Available!

 

DISCLOSURE
Volunteer placements are open to all individuals who meet the qualifications established for each project and who are at least sixteen years of age. The Program’s objective is to match qualified volunteers’ interests with the Public Health Museum’s projects, which vary in scope, duration, media and content. Once a volunteer placement has been arranged, on-site training and supervision are provided.

To Join the PHM Volunteer Program

1) Print the Volunteer Application. Mail to the Museum.

The Public Health Museum in Massachusetts

ATTN: The Volunteer Coordinator

365 East St.

Tewksbury, MA  01876

2) Give us a ring. 978-851-7321 EXT 2606

3) Email. phmuseum@gmail.com