The Art Complex Museum is very fortunate to have sixty dedicated, engaged volunteers. They come from a variety of backgrounds and, at their initial interview, we find out what motivated them to choose the museum, their strengths and help match them with opportunities that best complement their desire to give back to the community.
Our volunteers have a positive attitude and are very helpful in assisting and greeting visitors. They often work in teams – when two people share the same task, one can fill in when the other is unavailable. The role of our volunteers includes: greeting and assisting visitors; serving as hostess at receptions, concerts and tea ceremonies; helping the staff with programs for children and adults; maintaining a portfolio of the museum’s news clippings; and using their skills and talents to assist the curators during a show change.
We celebrate the many diverse talents of our volunteers by inviting those who wish to exhibit their art work at the Alden Studio Gallery. We also invite the volunteers to share their talents at a “Show and Tell” morning coffee social. Our Artist Drop-In Studio Program is offered to our volunteers, where writers, painters and a variety of creative handwork enthusiasts meet the first Thursday of each month to work together in an artistic atmosphere. Each spring and fall we arrange to take a field trip to a local museum or gallery. These trips are open to volunteers and, often, to their guests.
The end of the year is the perfect time to reflect on all that we accomplished at the museum and how these efforts would not have been possible without the help of our volunteers. In December, at a catered luncheon, we recognize and honor our volunteers for their dedication and work throughout the year. The staff and volunteers enjoy this social opportunity to get together and to know each other better. A great time is had by all.
We appreciate our volunteers and welcome anyone who is interested in joining us.To learn more about our volunteer program, please call me at (781) 934-6634, extension 10.
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