VOLUNTEER/INTERNSHIP APPLICATION

VOLUNTEER/INTERNSHIP APPLICATION

CHARLES SUMNER SCHOOL MUSEUM & ARCHIVES

VOLUNTEER PROGRAM POLICY STATMENT

INTRODUCTION

At the Charles Sumner School Museum and Archives (CSSMA), volunteers are considered auxiliary members of the museum’s staff.  The following policies and procedures are designed to ensure excellence and promote the best environment for volunteers and staff.

STANDARDS FOR MUSEUM VOLUNTEERS

The American Alliance of Museum Volunteers has developed standards for museum volunteers.  These standards state that a museum volunteer:

  • Understands and supports the purpose, structure, and policies of the museum;
  • Makes his or her special skills or experience available to the museum;
  • Conducts himself or herself in accordance with the standards of conduct and ethics of the museum;
  • Completes any orientation, training course, or continuing education required;
  • Endeavors to be flexible in accepting assignments;
  • Performs assigned responsibilities willingly and courteously to the best of his or her ability;
  • Accepts the guidance of his or her manager or supervisor;
  • Complies with the time and dress requirements of the museum;
  • Obeys all security and safety rules of the museum;
  • Respects the confidentiality of sensitive proprietary information;
  • Provides timely notification to his or her supervisor of absence or resignation;
  • Serves as a goodwill ambassador for the museum to the community.

In addition to these standards, the CSSMA asks that a museum volunteer:

  • Commit to a regular volunteer schedule;
  • Commit to a minimum of 3 months of service to the museum;
  • Share in training and evaluation of self and peers;
  • Keep track of volunteer service hours and attendance at training/orientation sessions

VOLUNTEER BENEFITS

  • Professional orientation and training;
  • A supportive environment where volunteers can perform and grow;

ADMISSION AND STATUS

Admission into the CSSMA volunteer program is open to all those who possess the qualities necessary to become an effective volunteer.  Applications to the volunteer program must be 16 years of age or older and willing to commit to a minimum of 3 months of volunteer service.  The CSSMA recruits volunteers without regard to race, gender, religion, national origin, age, or disability.

All candidates must complete a volunteer application.  The application assists the museum in ensuring that applicants are ready and able to accept the responsibility of serving as a volunteer and in best utilizing the unique skills and experience of each applicant. 

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Charles Sumner School Museum & Archives

Charles Sumner Museum & Archives

1201 17th Street NW
Washington DC 20036

Charles Sumner School Museum & Archives © 2018

Charles Sumner
Museum & Archives

1201 17th Street NW
Washington DC 20036