is a listing of volunteer positions available at the Labor & Industry
the museum regarding volunteer oppotunities by sending an email
message or calling us at (618)222-9430.
serve as the first contact visitors have with the Museum. Welcome visitors
and group tours. Provide an orientation to the facility. Introduce the
video. Furnish maps, tourist information.
are available for a variety of positions. Educational volunteers interact
with the public. They also can assist with group education programs, development
of lesson plans and help with various special events at the museum.
and LEARNING CENTER
at the reference desk, the volunteers will assist patrons and students
using the library for historical research and genealogical research. Taking
and transcribing oral histories is another important function.
as a resource person stationed in the exhibit galleries of the museum.
Answer questions and provide interactive opportunities to visitors. Familiarity
with the entire collection is key.
in the business office, computer input, filing, answering telephones and
assisting in general office duties.
present scheduled programs about the museum and local history to groups
and organizations. Volunteers will be trained for researching and developing
these programs in a manner befitting each volunteer's comfort level.
ACCESSIONING AND SUPPORT
support would include cataloging artifacts, photos and archival pieces
and maintaining an inventory. PAST PERFECT is a user-friendly computer
museum software program that is currently in use. Past Perfect can also
be used to maintain membership and contribution lists.
events need volunteers! So does historical research, writing and publishing.
The research project at the St. Louis Public Library of seeking out patents
awarded to Belleville and Belleville area residents is ongoing.
Heavy duty tasks such as, cleaning floors and windows,
painting and building repairs. Need a good-natured attitude!! Exhibit
development/building could also be included with this volunteer opportunity.
a variety of light duties such as dusting, sweeping and plant care to
help keep the museum looking tidy and cared for.