Your Help is Needed, So Get Involved!
The Richardson Center Corporation (RCC) seeks volunteers to join its incredible tour team! RCC Tour Chaperones and Docents are highly-trained volunteers who welcome visitors and lead site tours at the Richardson Olmsted Complex. These tours provide access to an iconic Buffalo building that has been locked away for decades and increase awareness about the Complex’s rich history, current redevelopment, and architectural significance.
Successful tour team members are enthusiastic, flexible, and eager to engage with visitors of the Complex. Multilingual candidates are particularly welcome.
Selected applicants will participate in an intensive month-long training course in spring 2017 to prepare incoming volunteers to support site tours as chaperones. At the training, volunteers will learn about the Complex’s architecture, the history of the site, broader historical trends in mental health treatment, and other aspects of the Richardson Olmsted Complex. Further training to become a tour-giving docent will be offered later in the tour season.
After training is complete, chaperones and docents must volunteer twice a month at minimum during the tour season, from May through September. Volunteering more frequently is encouraged.
Tour team members also enjoy numerous benefits of volunteering, including:
- Behind-the-scenes tours at other cultural institutions throughout WNY
- “Off Limits” tours of the Richardson Olmsted Complex offered only to volunteers
- Exclusive lectures
- Regular professional development sessions
- Social outings and picnics throughout the year
If you are interested in meeting like-minded individuals, learning about the history and architecture of a Buffalo landmark, and advocating for the Complex, then apply to become an RCC Tour Team Member today!
To apply, contact Visitor Services Coordinator Corey Fabian Borenstein at firstname.lastname@example.org.