Intern Bridget Jivanelli poses with Trustee
Herb Adler. Bridget helped process the Case-Terry Law Practice Papers.
Volunteering time at the Southold Historical
Society enhances the experience of the Museum visitor while providing a unique
opportunity for an individual to give their time and talents to one of the North
Fork's largest museums. Those interested in volunteering at the Society will
receive informative job training, discounts at the Museum Shop in the Prince
Building, and the heart felt thanks of the Society. Volunteers are the lifeblood
of the Society, we could not accomplish so much throughout the year without
their ongoing support!
Think about joining us in volunteering with
some of the following activities:
Archives Assistant - Work with Society's
documentary collections, cataloging items, arranging collections in storage
facilities, and performing data entry. Training: On-the-job, with
the ability to work carefully and concisely. Obligation: Half-day
Children's Educational Assistant - Work
with the Education of Youth Committee in providing quality programs to school
students from all over the North Fork. Training: Committee
training and on-the-job, with ability to work well with young children.
Obligation: Half-day weekly, Mon-Fri, May, June, and July.
Collections Assistant - Work with the
Society's physical collections, including cataloging items, arranging
collections in storage areas and helping with data entry. Training:
On-the-job, with ability to work carefully and concisely. Obligation:
Half-day weekly, Mon-Fri.
Events Assistant - Enjoy the excitement
on the grounds during our numerous special events that take place throughout the
year. Ticket selling, securing premises, managing booths, selling food, etc. are
just a few of the many positions available. Training: On-the-job and minimal.
Obligation: Extremely flexible; one or two days at various times throughout the
Lighthouse Museum Guides - Learn about
the history of the Horton Point Lighthouse. Constructed in 1857, the
Lighthouse is one of the premier tourist destinations on the North Fork.
Visitors from every state and over 20 countries around the world visited the
site in 2004! Training: Every May in addition to regular updates
throughout the season. Obligation: Quarter-day and half-day,
Saturday and Sunday, May through October. Local artisans are
invited to demonstrate their talents by appointment.
Museum Guides - Learn about the history
of the Society, our founder, Ann Currie-Bell, and of the many important
buildings the Society owns. We hope you will help us to discover new ways
to interpret the history of Southold and the Society for visitors. Museum Guides
help lead tours, interpret our historic buildings, and explore the past with our
visitors. Training: Every May/June in addition to regular updates
throughout the season. Obligation: Full-day and half-day,
Saturday, Sunday, and Wednesday, July through October.
Museum Shop - Provide visitors with
assistance in our beautifully appointed museum shop. Job includes greeting and
working with customers, operating the cash register, and pricing merchandise.
Training: On-the-job. Obligation: 4-6 hours weekly, May
Treasure Exchange - Work at the Society's
antiques and collectibles consignment shop, pricing goods, serving customers,
and creating a special environment for the wonderful treasures they bring to us.
Training: On-the-job. Obligation: 4-6 hours weekly,
May - November.
Special Projects Assistant - Tasks
involving making phone calls, working on bulk mailings, publicity efforts, using
the copy machine, assorted computer work, etc. Training: Some
on-the-job. Obligation: On a regular or infrequent basis.
Student Volunteers - Spend your summer
making a difference in Southold! For students 14 years of age and over,
opportunities exist to volunteer as a museum guide, office assistant, etc.!
Training: Different for each project. Obligation:
Flexible, but we are seeking students who are very dependable mostly throughout
the summer months.
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Additional Positions - Every individual
has some special skill or craft that can be used at the Southold Historical
Society! Let us know if you have a special talent or interest - we may have just
the perfect project for you to participate on!
For more information about these and other volunteer opportunities, contact
our office today!
Phone: 631 765-5500 Email: email@example.com