Summer is “SOS” Time – “Shortage of Summer” Volunteers – at the Superstition Mountain Museum
It has been said that volunteerism is “a work of heart.” The Superstition Mountain Museum would like to extend an invitation, particularly to year-around residents, to find it in their hearts to become volunteers at the museum and see how much fun it is to join an enthusiastic, friendly group of people who love history and the area they live in.
As museum attendance increases each year, more and more people are needed in many capacities, particularly in the summer when volunteers are in short supply because many have headed north for the summer or are taking vacations.
The Superstition Mountain Museum would not exist if it weren’t for dozens of generous people who support the museum by volunteering their time to assist in myriad ways year round. Volunteer opportunities include working in the Gift Shop and the General Store, hosting visitors to the Elvis Chapel and the Apacheland Barn, working on the stamp mill, running the model railroad, helping with grounds maintenance and assisting with special events and projects. Both men and women are welcomed in any of these capacities. Museum volunteers are only asked to work a minimum of four hours per week and can choose the days and times they would like to work. Training is provided.
“We work at making sure that the atmosphere is friendly and fun for museum visitors and volunteers alike,” explained museum Volunteer Coordinator Jeff Danford. Benefits of being a volunteer include an interesting and educational venue, a gift shop discount, and the chance to make new friends and meet people from all over the world.
Anyone interested in volunteer opportunities can call the museum at 480-983-4888 and ask for Volunteer Coordinator Jeff Danford, email Jeff at email@example.com, or visit the museum Gift Shop to pick up a short application.