Museum of the Rockies’ Volunteer Program Responsibilities
The Volunteer Program was established at MOR in 1972 in order to expand the museum’s ability to conduct research and educational programs, to assist staff in caring for collections, and to provide improved visitor services.
Volunteers work for the Executive Director of the museum under the guidance of the Volunteer Coordinator, Steve Phelps. Work is supervised by the coordinator or the particular staff member to whom they are assigned. The volunteer’s role is to supplement and enhance the mission of the museum, enabling the museum to provide services that might otherwise not be possible.
Although volunteers are not compensated for their efforts, they are expected to adhere to the same professional standards that apply to paid staff. Volunteers must work towards the betterment of the museum and not for personal gain, other than the natural gratification and enrichment inherent in museum participation.
Volunteers are expected to show a sense of responsibility and a professional appearance and attitude. They should be thoroughly familiar with museum policies and procedures. Volunteers are an important part of the museum’s public image since they are in daily contact with MOR visitors.
MOR strives to provide a positive and enriching experience for all active volunteers.