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Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum

County: Lee
Categories Environment
Marketing/PR/Event Planning
Historical & Cultural Sites

Objective of Agency: To educate about shells and mollusks, and the shell-makers, through exhibits, educational programs, library services, and publications, to further awareness of nature and the natural environment, to promote collection-based research on shells and mollusks with emphasis on southwest Florida and the Gulf of Mexico.

Job Description:

Museum/Science Center & Environment: Opportunity for volunteer docents to help in the Great Hall of Shells (main exhibition hall) as combination guide/info people/guards. Most shifts are once a week or once every two weeks from 10am to 1pm or 1pm to 4pm. Environment: Opportunity for science and/or education majors to lead tours of adults or school children, or give slide shows/lectures. Volunteer may help as little or as ofter as their schedule allows as museum gives several tours each week. Animals/Malacology & Taxonomy: Experts needed to catalogue mollusk database in the museum collection department.

Times of Work: Weekdays daytime, Weekends daytime
Primary Contact: Ms. Diane Thomas
3075 Sanibel-Captiva Road
PO Box 1580
Sanibel Island, FL 33957
Fax: (239) 395-6706
Phone: (239) 395-2233 11
Secondary Contact: Laura Richardson
Phone: (239) 395-2233
Worker's Comp for Volunteers?: N
Benefits Offered:

20% discount in museum store will pay $6.00 sanibel bridge toll for student volunteers

Internships for Museum Studies, Collections, Media-Marketing, Education available
Additional Information:

1)Volunteers who help for three months then receive $25 toward LeeWay toll costs. 2) Free admission for friends and family members accompanying volunteer. 3) Honorary membership in museum.

Summer time help always welcome, as many volunteers go north.
Fourth of July we have a Parade float that requires may hours designing float (usually done in the month June.

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