Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Arizona Capitol Museum in Phoenix seeks volunteers

[Arizona Reporter] -- The Arizona Capitol Museum hosts more than 50,000 local, state, national and international visitors each year. Our tour guides have an opportunity to educate and enrich our visitors’ experience by telling the history of Arizona, its people, and its stories. The Arizona Capitol Museum is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to assist with educational programs by leading tours, assisting visitors and working with Museum staff. The Historic Arizona State Capital Museum is located between the current State Legislative House and Senate at 1700 West Washington in downtown Phoenix. The museum entrance is free with additional complimentary parking in Wesley Bolin Memorial Park, on the Capitol grounds. Benefits include exhibition previews, special event presentations and 10% discount in the Museum Store.

Hours of operation are weekdays from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and on Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Usual tour times are between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Positions are open now for Museum Guides. Training sessions are ongoing and all instruction is provided free of cost. You can volunteer a few hours a month or several hours a week. We invite you to come by the Museum and see what we have to offer. If you would prefer to have a representative of the Museum come and speak to your group about volunteer opportunities, please feel free to contact us. Without volunteers the Capitol Museum cannot fulfill its mission to preserve and provide access to Arizona’s rich history. We value the experience and contribution our volunteers bring to Arizona’s Museum. NOTE: The Arizona Capitol Museum is part of the Arizona State Library Archives and Public Records. PRESERVING ARIZONA, PROVIDING ACCESS. "We are very excited at the expanding role our volunteers fill at the Arizona Capitol Museum and hope to provide more to the public thru the increased involvement of a larger dedicated team." For more information please call Jason Czerwinski, Volunteer Coordinator (602) 926-3731 or visit the museum's website.