Volunteer Opportunities at Grand Rapids Public Museum
The Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM) is looking for volunteers for a variety of upcoming interactive programs this spring. New volunteer needs for the GRPM include help for new Science Tuesday programming, as well as organists to play the Mighty Wurlitzer Theater Organ in the Museum’s Meijer Theater.
Science Tuesdays are a brand new series of programs offering an ongoing educational experience at the GRPM. Science programming will take place throughout the Museum every Tuesday with a range of activities and interactive displays based on changing themes each month. Science Tuesdays kick off on February 2 with the theme Grand Fish, Grand River.
There will be three available shifts each Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Volunteers will be stationed in the galleria helping guests experience the different activities.
Science Tuesdays programming in the coming months will be themed around activities happening at the Museum. March will be themed around Zoology to tie in with the GRPM’s exhibit The Robot Zoo and April will be themed around the science of sustainability to tie in with the Statewide Science Festival.
Volunteers also have the opportunity to work with GRPM guests with music and storytelling. As part of ongoing educational programming, organ volunteers play the Mighty Wurlitzer Theater Organ in sync with books for the Story Organ Program held on Wednesdays. The Museum is looking for volunteers who have experience playing either a piano or organ (church or theater) to help with this program. Offered by the GRPM for over 15 years, the Story Organ Program has schools coming back year after year. Here, the organist is accompanied by another volunteer who reads a twenty-five-minute story to school groups on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
The GRPM will train volunteers interested in these positions.
To learn more about opportunities or to sign up please visit grpm.org/volunteer or contact Joe Landmichl, Volunteer Manager, at jlandmichl@grpm or at 616.929.1717.