January 7, 2003
VOLUNTEER RECRUITMENT AT UNITED STATES HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL MUSEUM
Visitor Services Volunteer and Membership Desk Volunteer Open House Tuesday, January 28, 2003, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Washington, DC — The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is seeking volunteers to share their interest in the history of the Holocaust with visitors to the Museum. People who want to learn about these unique and fulfilling volunteer openings in Visitor Services and Membership are invited to attend a special Museum Open House on Tuesday, January 28, 2003, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Volunteer opportunities are now available in the Museum’s Visitor Services and Membership Desk programs. Visitor Services volunteers meet and greet visitors, assist with the flow of people in the Museum, and answer questions at the Information Desk. Membership Desk volunteers welcome and assist Museum members and donors and encourage visitors to become members.
Applications for these volunteer programs will be accepted through February 10, 2003. To apply, visit the Museum’s website at www.ushmm.org and use the keyword “volunteer” to fill out an application, or call (202) 479-9738 to request a paper form. Volunteer training will take place in February. Both weekday and weekend positions are available.
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is America’s national institution for the documentation, study and interpretation of Holocaust history, and serves as this country’s memorial to the millions of people murdered during the Holocaust. Since opening in April 1993, the Museum has welcomed more than 18.7 million visitors. The Museum’s primary mission is to advance and disseminate knowledge about this unprecedented tragedy; to preserve the memory of those who suffered; and to encourage its visitors to reflect upon the moral questions raised by the events of the Holocaust as well as their own responsibilities as citizens of a democracy.