No museum can
become great without the
help and loyalty of its volunteers.
and their Tasks
The Museum hosts many
different programs for the public that
require assistance from volunteers.
volunteers interpret the Museum by providing tour orientations, tours,
group presentations, assisting with school and senior group programs,
working in the gift shop.
Special Events volunteers typically support special
festivals, or any event that is geared to raising money and/or
awareness of the
Museum and its mission.
help maintain the historic structure, assist with the
fabrication of exhibits and address collections storage/space plan
volunteers work with the Museum’s mission to develop curriculum,
programming, and teaching those classes.
volunteers assist with collections care and exhibits development.
Maintenance, and Production volunteers
provide the technical support for the Museum.
Services are concerned with the interpretation of the Museum, its
and of course, the visitors themselves. Volunteer tasks are geared
explaining the Museum and what is available to the visitor. Tasks may
Visitor Service volunteers meet when needed for scheduled
group tours or presentations, pre-scheduled hours to assist in the gift
during busy periods, or for special exhibit openings.
- Group tour orientations
- Leading seniors on guided tours
- Leading special programs on exhibits,
- Providing information to the visitor
Fund Raising and Special Events
raising and special event volunteers help to plan and support events
on raising money and/or awareness of the Museum and its mission.
assist in brain storming sessions to develop new ideas, planning events
a team approach that combines topics of public interest with the
mission and staffing the events. Tasks may include:
- Attending planning meetings
- Researching topics
- Developing activities
- Soliciting donations
- Volunteer coordination
- Space planning and layouts
- Writing letters
- Creating press releases and flyer designs
Fund raising and special event volunteers meet
for planned scheduled events listed in the Calendar of Events.
and production volunteers assist with the assessment of the historic
structure’s condition and actively work on correcting the preservation
and day-to-day maintenance associated with running a museum. These
also help in the designing and build out of exhibits, educational
and artifact storage. Tasks may include:
- Light bulb changing
- Window covering installation
- Designing simple structures such as book
- Fabrication of simple structures
- Wood working
- Plumbing repair
- Cement repair
- Electrical repair/simple wiring
Maintenance and production volunteers meet for
training programs given as needed, at additional times to discuss
strategies implementation dates and as needed for maintenance projects.
interested in educational services work with the Museum’s mission to
curriculum and special programming that focuses on the history of the
1940s for schools, seniors and outreach programs. Programs address Colorado Model Standards target
lesson plans by using sections on history, writing and
Educational service goals change yearly as projects are developed and
volunteers meet when needed for planning
and development of programs. Additional time may be needed to assist
days/open houses or evaluation of new programming.
Exhibit and Collections
At the Humphrey Memorial Park and
Museum, the Exhibit and
Collection volunteers work together on projects because the two are so
intimately tied together: exhibits are made up of the collection after
Tasks that volunteers participate with include:
- Cataloging Artifacts
- Conservation of Artifacts
- Condition Reports of Artifacts
- Inventory of Collection
- Developing Exhibits
- Researching Exhibits
- Installing Exhibits
- Developing Artifact Rotation Themes
- Developing Exhibit Guides
- Developing Touch Baskets
Exhibit and collection volunteers meet
on Thursdays from 10
a.m. until 2 p.m. There will be a formal training program once a month
include a video production, guest speakers, in-house training,
tours of other facilities. Because of the nature of the work,
desiring this position are required to learn basic concepts of
from a volunteer training manual and pass an oral exam before being