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About the Position
Position #: 2477
OrganizationVancouver Island Local History Society
Position: Volunteer Interpreter - Historic House Museum
Location: 2616 Pleasant Street, Victoria, BC, Canada
Impact Statement: Volunteers are those who, without expectation of payment, contribute time and service to an organization or cause in the belief that their activity will be both beneficial to the community and satisfying to themselves. Volunteers are team members working alongside paid staff and other volunteers to fulfill the Vancouver Island Local History Society’s mission and vision.

Volunteers are central to operations at Point Ellice House Museum and Gardens. Whether it’s through gardening and helping out with special events, or by engaging the public inside the house, volunteers create memorable experiences for visitors to this special place.
Description: Act as ambassador/docent for the Point Ellice House Museum. Greet members of the public as they undertake a self-guided tour of the historic house; field questions.
Training Details: Orientation training for all volunteers as well as ongoing training, particularly regarding the handling of artifacts and history of the site.
Working Conditions: Ability to add commentary and highlights to self-guided tours
Through self-study and regular meetings, research permanent/special exhibits to create and improve visitor experience. No experience required - training provided, including a large resource library for study.
Minimum Duration: 7 - 12 months
Timing: Weekend - Daytime
Time Detail: Shifts will be from 12pm to 4pm, Saturdays and Sundays (or 12pm to 2:30pm and 1:30pm to 4pm)
Age: 15+
Ideal for: An Individual
Transportation: On a bus route
Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible entrance, Wheelchair accessible washroom, Designated accessible parking space, Accessible work space
Area(s) of Interest: Arts/Culture, Heritage/Museum, Library/Research
Skill(s): Public Speaking/Presentation Skills, Verbal Communication, Community Knowledge/Awareness, Creative Thinking, Continuous Learning, Flexibility
How to Apply
Application Link:
Website: http://PointElliceHouse.com
Email: Send an Email Message
Contact: Kelly Black
Phone: 250-380-6506
Address: 2616 Pleasant Street Victoria, V8T 4V3


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