Become a Tour Volunteer!
The Richardson Olmsted Campus seeks volunteers to join its incredible tour team!
Richardson Tour Chaperones and Docents are highly-trained volunteers who welcome visitors and lead site tours at the Richardson Olmsted Campus. These tours provide access to an iconic Buffalo building that has been locked away for decades and increase awareness about the Richardson’s rich history, current redevelopment, and architectural significance.
Successful tour team members are enthusiastic, flexible, and eager to engage with visitors of the Richardson. Multilingual candidates are particularly welcome.
Selected applicants will participate in an intensive month-long training course in April 2018 to prepare incoming volunteers to support site tours as chaperones. At the training, volunteers will learn about the Richardson’s architecture, the history of the site, broader historical trends in mental health treatment, and other aspects of the Richardson Olmsted Campus. 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 Campus 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 Richardson, then apply to become a Richardson Tour Team Member today!
To apply, contact Manager of Visitor Experiences Corey Fabian Borenstein at firstname.lastname@example.org.