Museum to Welcome New Volunteers
The San Bernardino County Museum in Redlands will begin training
sessions on October 21 and 22 for new volunteers in the education
division. Prospective volunteers are invited to attend the half-day
session from 9:00 a.m. to noon on either date. They will receive
information on volunteering at the museum and arrange individualized
schedules for specific training with museum staff and experienced
volunteers. There is no charge for participating in volunteer
"This time of year is when we bring on new volunteers to
help serve visiting school groups on weekday mornings," explained
Carla Rosenkild, museum educator. "Education volunteers greet
visiting groups, help teachers and chaperones navigate the exhibit
galleries, and provide interpretation of exhibits and collections.
Some even work in the Exploration Station, our live animal gallery."
Volunteer schedules can be arranged with flexibility to conform
to busy lifestyles, but commitment to honoring schedules is requested
to assure that visiting groups can maximize their learning experience.
No previous experience or special knowledge is required. All ages
from 18 and above are welcomed.
"Volunteers are a hugely important part of the museum experience,"
said Rosenkild. "Their efforts support the museum mission
and are greatly appreciated by both museum staff and museum visitors.
Volunteering at the museum is also a wonderful opportunity for
personal growth and social opportunities."
The San Bernardino County Museum is at the California Street
exit from Interstate 10 in Redlands. Parking is free, and the
facility is handicapped-accessible. For more information, visit
www.sbcountymuseum.org or call the museum education division at
(909) 307-2669, extension 256 / TDD/TTY: (909) 792-1462.