ST. PETERSBURG - The Florida Holocaust Museum is currently recruiting volunteers to help fill a variety of positions. In addition, the museum is also looking or people to train as docents to lead museum tours.
Volunteers are needed to fill positions in the gift shop and at the admission desk and to help with administrative projects. Volunteer shifts range from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. for the admissions desk, and 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. for the gift shop. All other shifts are based upon the volunteer's availability.
The Museum is also recruiting for docents who must be able to commit to a seven-week training course. Prospect docents will be taught the history of anti-Semitism, the Holocaust and post WWII genocides in order to give guided tours. Training classes will be held every Monday and Thursday from 9:30 a.m. through 12:30 p.m., through November 2. No prior background in Holocaust education or history is needed. An in-depth history course including documentary footage and photographs will be provided. Participants will meet with Holocaust survivors to learn their stories through first hand accounts, in order to pass on the message to Museum visitors
For more information about volunteering, contact Laura Johnson at 727-820-0100, ext. 228. Candidates interested in taking the docent training class should contact Elyse Gerber at 727-820-0100, ext. 221.
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