No matter what your interest, you will find a fun and exciting volunteer opportunity at the Witte Museum. We have volunteers in their teens, college students, adults and families who make a difference every day at the Witte! If you want to learn new things and share your talents with others, the Witte Museum wants you!
ADMINISTRATIVE VOLUNTEERS assist the staff with administrative projects such as scanning, filing and answering phones. These volunteers should be detail oriented. Administrative Volunteers would need to be available weekday mornings or afternoons.
RESERVATION VOLUNTEERS assist the staff with administrative projects such as scanning, filing and answering phones. These volunteers should be detail oriented. Specific duties include being able to answer questions on current exhibits, events and provide directions to the museum, plus give general information including admission prices and museum hours. Reservation Volunteers would need to be available weekday mornings or afternoons and Tuesday evenings.
GALLERY VOLUNTEERS assist the staff by greeting visitors to the museum, promoting membership and special exhibitions, answering general questions and creating a welcoming and friendly environment for our visitors. These volunteers focus on specific collections or exhibits and facilitate hands-on activities with visitors. Specific duties include being able to answer questions and provide information on the exhibits in question. Volunteers are trained in the content area of specific exhibits and may work on weekdays, weekends, Tuesday evenings or special events.
MUSEUM STORE VOLUNTEERS assist in the store by merchandising, re-stocking products, and working the cash register. These volunteers should be detailed oriented and preferably have cash handling experience. Store volunteers may work on weekdays, weekends, and Tuesday evenings.
PUBLIC PROGRAM VOLUNTEERS assist in many different ways such as helping with scheduled teacher workshops, daily content-specific demonstrations, and family days at the museum and outreach programs in the community. Public Program Volunteers are called upon to help as events are scheduled which may occur on evening and weekends.
SCHOOL PROGRAM VOLUNTEERS assist with facilitation of scheduled group programs for school children. School Group Programs are age-specific (K-12) and are complimentary to the museum's collection, exhibits and state education standards. The programs are held on weekday mornings. Volunteers for these programs complete extensive training to acquaint them with the exhibits and activities. This program requires dependable individuals who can make a substantial time commitment. The Witte presents programs in the following core initiatives: Science, South Texas Heritage and Natural History and Health and Wellness.
CORPORATE VOLUNTEERS may volunteer individually or as a group. We have several volunteer opportunities available for Employee Volunteer Programs. Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator for more information.
WITTE VOLUNTEER BENEFITS
- Witte Museum Family Membership after giving 50 hours of service during a calendar year
- 10% discount at the Witte Museum Store
- Invitations to member events and exhibit openings
- Opportunities to make new friends
- New insights into the world of history and science
- Volunteer recognition events and awards
- Volunteer hours for schools, clubs or organizations
The Witte Museum is a President’s Volunteer Service Award certified organization.
For more information, contact Jo’Anna Rosales, Volunteer Coordinator.
Email: JoannaMRosales@WitteMuseum.org or call 210.357.1891.