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 Guide

For the volunteer who loves physical activity… The Museum conducts two general campus tours 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 Guide

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).

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 Form. Mail to the Museum.

The Public Health Museum in Massachusetts

ATTN: Volunteer Coordinator

365 East St.

Tewksbury, MA  01876

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

3) Email. phmuseum@gmail.com