Become a volunteer

Word vrijwilliger bij Museum Joure!

Meer dan 150 vrijwilligers zetten hun schouders onder Museum Joure. Samen zorgen ze voor allerlei werkzaamheden. Ze werken als gastvrouw of -heer bij de museumbalie, werken in het museumcafé en het winkeltje, begeleiden scholen en doen nog heel veel meer. Eenmaal per jaar komen alle vrijwilligers samen op een gezellige avond. Er is regelmatig plek voor nieuwe vrijwilligers. Ben je geïnteresseerd, neem dan contact met ons op! Dat kan via 0513-412283 (liefst op dinsdag, donderdag of vrijdag) of info@museumjoure.nl

Wanted: host/hostess museum desk on Saturday

As a volunteer at the desk you are The host/hostess of the museum. All visitors will visit you. You receive the people warmly, stamp the entrance tickets. In addition, you show the visitors around and have a chat. In the process, you will learn more and more about the collections on display in the museum: Douwe Egberts, the clocks, the metal departments and the printing works. You will work together with another volunteer in the museum. Would you like to work at the reception desk?

We're expecting you:

  • hospitable and helpful, but also practical and able to work independently. It's nice if you can improvise a little.
  • you want to delve into the museum's collections.
  • works at least 1 part of a day every 4 weeks*.
  • that in the summer months you have normal holiday periods (of a few weeks, not a few months...).

*To volunteers who work a lot (more often than once a month) in the weekends, we make a volunteer allowance available.

The first times you will walk with one or more experienced volunteers who will make sure that you learn all the ins and outs of this work. And in case of an emergency you can call the back guard. After a few weeks, we evaluate whether the work is to your liking on both sides.

 

New volunteers are regularly welcome at

  • Museum Shop The White Ox
  • Museum Cafe The Túnkeamer
  • Tour guides
  • Reception school groups
  • Hostess / host museum desk

 

Museum shop De Witte Os (at least 2 dayparts p/w, also weekends)

Museum shop De Witte Os is a household name in Joure and surroundings. One visitor said: "It's like stepping inside the shop and taking a step back in time. In 'De Witte Os' you can taste the atmosphere of around 1900. The shop is completely decorated in style, the products fit beautifully with that". As a volunteer you help the customers in the shop, you pack presents, you weigh orders and you tell the story of the shop. During the quiet hours you pack for example coffee, tea and sweets, you make presents, you clean a piece of the shop, etc. In the afternoon you are often together in the shop, in the morning you are usually alone. Would you like to work at our beautiful museum shop?

We're expecting you:

  • hospitable and helpful, but also practical and able to work independently. It is important that you are precise and follow the agreed (packing) procedures.
  • works at least 2 parts a week, in the summer months a bit more.
  • also regularly works a part of the day at weekends (approx. once every 2 to 3 weeks).
  • that in the summer months you have normal holiday periods (of a few weeks, not a few months...).
  • do not want to volunteer for a short period of time, but have the intention to do so for a longer period of time (e.g. several years).

During the training period of approx. 2 months you will join several experienced volunteers who will make sure that you get to know all the tricks of the trade.

Museum cafe De Túnkeamer (min. 1 part of the day p/w, plus every now and then in the weekend)

Museumcafé De Túnkeamer is located in the old living rooms of the De Jong family, the former owners of the Douwe Egberts company. An enthusiastic group of volunteers ensure that the coffee house is open. Of course the volunteers serve a nice freshly brewed cup of coffee or tea, brown cake or a fresh pastry from the baker. There are many regular customers, but also many groups.

We're expecting you:

  • hospitable and helpful, but also practical and able to work independently.
  • physically so healthy that you can walk well with a tray.
  • learns to work with modern (automatic) coffee machines.
  • Weekly 1 part of the day works and at least 1 part of the day on Saturday or Sunday every 4 weeks, in the summer months possibly a little more.
  • that in the summer months you have normal holiday periods (of a few weeks, not a few months...).

You always work together in the museum café. As a 'newcomer' you will work with an experienced force during the first weeks/months. After a number of weeks we evaluate whether the work is to your liking from both sides.

Tour guides (on call)

Museum Joure regularly organises guided tours for groups. At the moment there are about 8 tour guides and there is room for some more new ones. If a group wants to book a guided tour, a tour guide is sought who is available at that time. The stakes are therefore on call and can be very different. In busy months you will be scheduled almost weekly, but it can also happen that you do not have a group for a number of weeks in a row.

Groups consist on average of 15 to 20 persons. Larger groups are split up, several tour guides are then deployed.

We're expecting you:

  • hospitable and helpful, but also practical and able to work independently.
  • can easily tell a story for a group and respond to questions that come from the group.
  • is regularly available, even every now and then on weekends.
  • that in the summer months you have normal holiday periods (of a few weeks, not a few months...).
  • It is nice if, in addition to Dutch, you also speak good German or English and can give a guided tour in that language, but that is not necessary.

As a 'newcomer' you first walk with an experienced force a number of times. On the basis of these stories and the necessary reading, you will quickly learn about the museum. After a few weeks, we evaluate whether the work is to your liking on both sides.

Reception of schoolchildren (on call)

Do you like working with children? Then you are welcome to join the education team of Museum Joure. Museum Joure regularly welcomes school groups and organises children's activities during the school holidays. Volunteers from the education team support the education officer of Museum Joure in devising and implementing these activities. The volunteers are deployed at times when there are schools or activities. Not a fixed day of the week, but on demand.

We're expecting you:

  • likes to interact with children and can do so in an enthusiastic way.
  • practical and also likes to prepare and check materials.
  • it's nice if you can improvise a little.

We are looking for people who are regularly available during school hours, as well as people who want to work with us every now and then during weekends and school holidays.

Hostess / host museum desk

As a volunteer at the reception desk, you are the host/hostess of the museum. All visitors will visit you. You receive the people warmly and stamp the admission tickets. In addition, you show the visitors around a bit and have a chat. In the process, you will learn more and more about the collections on display in the museum: Douwe Egberts, the clocks, the yellow foundry, the silver and copper and the printing works. You will work together with another volunteer in the museum. Would you like to work at the counter?

We're expecting you:

  • hospitable and helpful, but also practical and able to work independently. It's nice if you can improvise a little.
  • works at least 1 part of the day on Saturday or Sunday per 4 weeks, in the summer months possibly a little more.
  • that in the summer months you have normal holiday periods (of a few weeks, not a few months...).

The first times you will walk with one or more experienced volunteers who will make sure that you learn all the ins and outs of this work. And in case of an emergency you can call the back guard. After a few weeks, we evaluate whether the work is to your liking on both sides.