You may not be a Navy SEAL or a part of the Armed Forces, and it may not be in your stars to become a hero for the motherland. You can, however, be a part of it all, in your own little way, by being a National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum volunteer. After all, the greatest of things always start with that small step, and everything that is done in support of our troops – whatever that may be – counts.
Assuming that you are in the Florida area and you have a few spare hours to share, what opportunities await you? Here is a quick run down.
Greeters. Volunteer greeters are given the privilege to be the first people that visitors will see as they embark on the UDT-SEAL Museum experience. They welcome museum guests and collect admission tickets from visitors as they come in. They are expected to assist visitors and answer any questions that they may have. They can be referred to as front-liners, as they are the first museum staff that visitors interact with upon arrival.
Store Clerk Assistants. Volunteers can choose to assist in the operations of the Museum Store.
Museum Gallery Attendants. These volunteers are tasked with the monitoring of the public areas of the museum, where there are exhibits meant for public viewing. They are expected to know their “turf” or assigned area inside and out and are the recipients of information regarding exhibit’s presentation that are available for public viewing in the different areas of the Museum. They are the go-to people for audio-visual and interactive stations in the museum, having undergone training on the use and operation of the equipment in these stations.
Docents. We will simply call these volunteers as the Museum tour guides. They will be taking guests around, and will be sharing with visitors the history of the Museum and of the Navy SEALs, as well as provide information on the Museum’s collection.
There are more volunteer positions available, which we will share with you in succeeding posts.