About NMTH Volunteering
- National Museum of Taiwan History's volunteers are divided by job description into the Library and Research team, the History Park team, the Children's Hall team, the Visitor Service team, and the Tour Guide team. The NMTH Storytelling Group and Ecology Workshop are additional organizations. Ad-hoc teams are formed for special projects and events.
- In addition to the Group Leader which leads the entire volunteer group, each team also has a team leader, a shift leader, and a counselor. Within each team are administration, activity, and record divisions that keep volunteer work organized.
Group and Responsibilities
- Responsibilities of Volunteer Officers
- Group Leader: Contact point between the Museum and the volunteers. Assists Museum staff in organizing volunteer work. Calls meetings with other volunteer officers and assists team leaders with planning. Files forms and progress reports.
- Team Leader: Assists with the planning of training courses for team members. Reports on the needs of team members. Communicates with volunteers and gives suggestions for training. Organizes intra- or inter-team activities. Assists Museum staff in forming ad-hoc teams for special projects or events.
- Shift Leader: Assists with defining job responsibilities and training volunteers. Assists with advising volunteers on their current work performance and giving work assignments. Assists with communication and care for volunteers. Assists misassigned volunteers in receiving job counseling or adjustment of their responsibilities.
- Counselor: Advises volunteers on their job competence. Communicates opinions and offers training suggestions. Assists Museum staff in forming ad-hoc teams for special projects or events.
- Administration Division: Assists with yearly volunteer intake. Keeps records of volunteer information and working hours. Takes minutes for volunteer meetings. Assists with care for volunteers and congratulations and condolences for weddings and funerals. Assists with general operations.
- Activity Division: Assists with the planning and execution of volunteer commendation ceremonies. Assists with the organization and site preparation of volunteer officers' meetings, volunteer social activities, and volunteer training and self-improvement classes. Assists with custodial work and other general operations.
- Records Division: Assists with the updating of the Museum volunteer web pages and other general operations.
- Team Responsibilities
Library and Research team
Library and Learning Center
Administrative and custodial duties
Research material organization
Museum Park team
Happy Kaleidoscope and Environmental Education Center
Ecological observation and recording
Children's Hall team
Tour Guide team
Permanent Exhibition and Special Exhibition Halls
Permanent exhibition tours
Special exhibition tours
Visitor Service team
Exhibition and Education Building
Exhibition hall management
Assist with volunteer intake
Keep records of information and working hours
Keep meeting minutes
Assist with other administrative work
Website administration and maintenance
Organize volunteer meetings
Organize volunteer officers' meetings
Organize social activities for volunteers
Organize volunteer training courses
Organize self-improvement courses
Assist with general operations
- Volunteer Groups
NMTH Storytelling Group
- We tell stories of Taiwan's land and people.
- Through storytelling, we seek to improve public understanding of Taiwan and its diverse cultures, encouraging people to love and identify with Taiwan.
- Through our storytelling, we work with the NMTH to promote Taiwan's history and culture and work for cultural equality.
Where We Work and Who We Work For
- NMTH: We serve Museum visitors at the Children's Hall (for groups of children aged 12 and below) and at the Learning Center (for families).
- Other: We serve disadvantaged and new immigrant groups in rural and other areas.
- An ecological group for volunteers to improve themselves and turn their ideas into reality.
- We use our unique skills to develop educational activities related to eco-friendliness, and build a fun place for nature education.
- We want people to know that the Museum Park is not just a park.
What We Do
- Ecology-related exhibitions
- Eco-friendly cooking
- Ecology-related classmates gatherings
- Volunteer training: Volunteer training includes basic, specialty, professional, and on-the-job training.
- Work hours: All volunteers must work at least one shift per week either on weekdays (Tuesday to Friday) or weekends (Saturday and Sunday). Shifts are 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., or 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
- Volunteers are not paid. They are subject to performance reviews by the Museum.
- Volunteers should follow all relevant museum rules.
- Matters not covered by these guidelines are as announced by the Museum separately.