Volunteers are needed for the operations and activities of the Alvin Museum Society. Volunteer opportunities are available at the Alvin Historical Museum as well as the Marguerite House Museum.
The Museum Society also assists in research, provides programs for community groups and participates in civic activities. A variety of activities and areas of interest are available for those who have time and interest in the history of the community.
To determine where volunteers fit in best, the person volunteering should consider what they like to do in general.
For those who enjoy managing a shop or store, volunteers are needed to work in the gift shop at the museum.
Gregarious volunteers are needed to work as a greeter for museum visitors during opening hours or at special events.
Assisting in the set-up of temporary exhibits works well for volunteers who enjoy this area of event planning.
Those who enjoy learning about exhibits, historical data of the area or facts about different topics might enjoy volunteering as a docent sharing Alvin history with guests.
Volunteers are needed for work that does not deal with the public, events or setting up exhibits. Jobs are there for entering artifact information into museum computer storage and scanning photos or information into the computer database. Someone to work with processing memberships and data entry to keep the membership list current is also needed.
The membership campaign works with volunteers who solicit renewals through email and mail outs.
For occasional indoor/outdoor special events at the museum, volunteers are needed to help direct visitors, take tickets or help out as needed.
At the Marguerite Rogers Museum, volunteers act as docents and guides during the annual Garden Tour which supports the house/museum.
Volunteers to oversee maintenance of the house and grounds as well as assisting in the twice a year cottage clean-up are needed also.
The 15 members of the Board of Directors are all volunteers with four officers elected from these members. This too is an area where service is needed.
To volunteer, contact the museum at 281-331-4469 or email [email protected]
Story by Karolyn Gephart