Lynde House Museum & Warren General Store Volunteer

(Whitby Historical Society, Lynde House Museum & Warren General Store)

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Position ID: V-OSH1135 Last Modified: 05 Mar 2020 Last Full Update: 05 Mar 2020
Opportunity Details
ContactLisa Johnson, Museum Manager, Whitby Historical Society at Lynde House Museum; Phone: 905-665-3131; Email:
DutiesJoin a museum team, participate in team events * greet people, be a tour guide * wear a costume as an old fashioned store clerk * help with displays and special events such as teas * general help with museum duties * clean and tidy to prepare for events 
Volunteer at special museum events with duties such as being an interpretive tour guide * work with event organizers to prepare, host the event and clean up * share a particular skills, talents and interests
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BenefitsMeet with other people interested in culture, arts and heritage * work together on projects and special events relating to the museum
ClientsGeneral public, tourists, school children, people interested in history - museums visitors of all ages
Ages16 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDNo
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Highschool students ; Post-secondary students ; Persons with a hearing impairment ; Persons with a physical disability ; Men ; Women ; Newcomers / English as a second language ; Couples ; Families ; Individuals
Areas of InterestCulture & Heritage ; Event Coordination & Support ; Guide / Greeter
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills - Talk with museum visitors ; Creativity ; Customer Service ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Listening Skills ; Patience ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Public Speaking ; Team Work
Commitment LengthMedium Term (4 months to 1 year) ; We appreciate our volunteers and work with their commitment levels * volunteers commit to several hours a week or work on special events * all volunteer hours are scheduled via email
Interaction LevelOne-on-one - Volunteers can work in pairs and with staff ; Small Group - Volunteers can work in teams of 3 to 5 or more
Minimum Hours1 / Month
Dates and TimesMuseum hours Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday, 10 am-4 pm, and Saturday 11 am-4 pm * some events and prep-work can take place outside of museum hours and are scheduled accordingly for each event
SeasonsYear Round
AccessibilityPartially Accessible ; Designated parking at entrance ; Wheelchair accessible automatic main entrance ; Barrier-free washroom including door and stall ; Dedicated accessible washroom with all features
LocationLynde House Museum & Warren General Store, 900 Brock St S, Whitby
Number of PositionsWhitby 
15 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation ; Training is required ; Scheduled training ; Training on the job ; Training on-going
TransportationNear public transit - Bus stop at the Brock St entrance ; Free Parking on site
Police CheckNot Required
Additional RequirementsAble to walk up and down stairs for some activities is required, others can be performed on the main level
Liability InsuranceAvailable
Agency Details
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Organization NameWhitby Historical Society, Lynde House Museum & Warren General Store
Office Phone905-665-3131
Address & Map
Lynde House Museum & Warren General Store
900 Brock St S
Whitby, ON L1N 4L6
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Mailing Addressc/o Whitby Historical Society 
Lynde House Museum & Warren General Store 
900 Brock Street St S 
Whitby, ON L1N 4L6

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