Vancouver Police Museum
The Vancouver Police Museum (VPM), North America's oldest police museum, delivers a unique perspective on the history of law and law enforcement within the context of the City's growth and development. The VPM is located in the heart of historic Vancouver and is housed in a heritage building that was once the Coroner's Court, the City's morgue and autopsy facilities, and the City's Analyst’s laboratory. The VPM is a stand-alone, non-profit institution dedicated to program excellence.
Volunteer Opportunity Description:
As a first point of contact for visitors a Guest Services Attendant is responsible for welcoming visitors to the museum, answering questions and providing information on daily programs and tours. Guest Service Attendants are also required to process admissions and membership fees and supervise the gift shop. Previous museum experience is not necessary but successful volunteers should have strong interest in local history and Vancouver’s shadier side.
⧫ Greeting visitors, answering questions about museum exhibits, events and programs
⧫ Answering the phone and responding to inquiries and taking messages
⧫ Process admission, membership fees and gift shop sales
⧫ Maintain visitor survey logs
⧫ Light cleaning and restocking of the gift shop
⧫ Help set up for special events
⧫ Friendly and professional demeanour
⧫ Excellence communication skills
⧫ Fluent in English
⧫ Can work independently and in collaboration with other volunteers and staff
⧫ Has experience handling cash