Neighbors helping Neighbors

Posted: Friday, July 13, 2007

Juneau-Douglas City Museum

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Volunteer coordinator: Jane Terry.

Contact information: 586-3572,

Program Description: The Juneau-Douglas City Museum is a division of the city's Parks and Recreation Department. It was first begun as a part of the city's Centennial Celebration in the 1980s and moved to its present location at Fourth and Main streets in 1989. The Museum is open the entire year, serving out-of-town visitors during the tourist season and offering various cultural activities to the local community during the off-season. The museum's mission is to exhibit and care for Juneau's history.

Volunteer positions available: Presently, about 40 volunteers are a vital component of the museum team. They greet visitors all year in the Museum's gallery area, helping to acquaint museum goers with local history and exhibits. We encourage people to team up with a friend or relative as "history buddies." Other volunteers work in the museum's collections area. They help catalogue, care for and exhibit objects coming into the museum.

Volunteers usually spend from two to three hours in the museum on a weekly basis. They receive a 20 percent discount in the gift shop and are invited to attend a mid-winter potluck, a summer potluck with JCVB volunteers in the summer and a volunteer thank you luncheon in September. This year we will be going on a whale watching trip.

• Neighbors Helping Neighbors is done in collaboration with the United Way of Southeast Alaska. More volunteer opportunities can be found online at

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