Volunteer Training Class 2017

Saturday, September 9 at 10 am

Museum of the West, 462 Ute Ave. (5th and Ute)

Want to learn more about the area history?

Interested in meeting new and interesting people?

Can you help us build our museum community?

The Museums of Western Colorado is seeking fun, outgoing people to help us make our museums come to life. We are currently looking for volunteers in several areas including tour guides at all three of our sites, sharing expertise at the information desk, learning how to make casts at Dinosaur Journey, helping us maintain the gardens and grounds of our historic farm, and helping us run special events.

Museum volunteers receive invitations to special events and programs, as well as a 10 percent discount at the museum’s gift shops. Volunteers who give 20 hours or more a year receive a free individual museum membership to all three sites.

Museums of Western Colorado staff will offer a volunteer introduction September 9 at 10 am. The introductory session will followed by gallery training throughout the month in the evenings from 5:30 to 7 pm. Volunteers will be required to attend a minimum of three gallery training sessions at any specific site to be certified at that site. More information will be provided at the Volunteer Introduction on September 9. Lunch will be provided.

Training is free of charge. No previous experience in museums or public speaking is necessary. Come join our team and help us share the history of our valley.

Download a schedule here. Schedule is subject to change.

Volunteer Training Registration


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Volunteers In the News!

Volunteers who play in the dirt

“I don’t do manicures!” Kay Fredette said with a chuckle.

She’s far too rough on her hands for fancy nails. For 31 years, she’s worked as a volunteer at the Rabbit Valley, Mygatt-Moore fossil quarry. You will find her there three days a week in the summer, on her hands and knees in the heat or carrying buckets of rocks.

Read more here. Thanks to the Beacon Senior News for the great story!