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Volunteer training sessions at County Museum

shakeoutmuseumAnnual volunteer recruitment and training is starting this month at the San Bernardino County Museum. The museum’s education division will offer weekday training on Tuesday and Wednesday, September 9 and 10, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and on Wednesday, September 17, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Weekend training is Saturday September 13 and Saturday, September 20, both days from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The training sessions are free, but volunteers are asked to commit to at least 12 hours per month for a minimum of six months.

“Weekday volunteers will help with school field trips and our interactive program, 1880s at Work and Play,” said Carla Rosenkild, museum educator. “We are looking forward to a busy fall and winter season, especially with the opening of our new exhibit, Fossils Underfoot.”

The museum’s education division also seeks weekend volunteers to help with a variety of activity days, many of which are scheduled in conjunction with new exhibits.

“Volunteering at the County Museum is good opportunity for retired people to stay busy and involved and for students to gain required volunteer hours for school,” said Rosenkild. “Volunteers need to be comfortable with speaking and interacting with students and visitors after completing their training.”

You can fill out an application on line at www.sbcountymuseum.org or fill out an application at Museum front desk. Youth volunteers must be at least 14 years of age. Weekday volunteers must attend all three weekday training sessions; weekend volunteers must participate in both weekend sessions. Please contact Museum Educator Carla Rosenkild at (909) 798-8611 or e-mail crosenkild@sbcm.sbcounty.gov

The San Bernardino County Museum is at the California Street exit from Interstate 10 in Redlands. The museum is open Tuesdays through Sundays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. General admission is $10 (adult), $8 (military or senior), $7 (student), and $5 (child aged 5 to 12). Children under five and Museum Association members are admitted free. Parking is free. For more information, visit www.sbcountymuseum.org. The museum is accessible to persons with disabilities. If assistive listening devices or other auxiliary aids are needed in order to participate in museum exhibits or programs, requests should be made through Museum Visitor Services at least three business days prior to your visit. Visitor Services’ telephone number is 909-307-2669.

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