Volunteers are needed to assist as greeters at the 19th Street entrance to the Academy of Natural Sciences museum. While many visitors enter the museum using the front door to the museum, this side door can be just as busy and upon stepping inside, visitors often need assistance in knowing what to do next. This entrance is used by staff and volunteers, school and camp groups, Academy Members, and individuals and families signed up for special activities (adult programs, birthday parties, scout badge programs, etc.). On weekends it is also used by regular museum visitors. It is also the entrance for people with disabilities.
A volunteer at this entrance provides a friendly presence to help visitors get their museum experience off to the best possible start—whether that be to direct them to the admissions desk, the Security Guard, or directly to another check-in area. For school and camp groups, volunteers would assist Visitors Services staff in greeting school buses, helping groups enter the building, explaining rules to children, and giving guidance to teachers and chaperones, or camp leaders. Minimum Age for volunteers is 18.
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