Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden (Become a DOCENT AND cultural interpreter!)

Organization Name: Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden
Opportunity Title: Become a DOCENT AND cultural interpreter!
Category: Heritage / Museums
Commitment: Ongoing Opportunity (> 1 year)
Start Date: March 21, 2015
End Date: March 16, 2029

Email: volunteers@vancouverchinesegarden.com
Website: http://vancouverchinesegarden.com/
  • Appropriate for Volunteers Aged 55 and Over
  • Appropriate for Youth (i.e.
  • less than 18)
  • Training or Orientation Required
Opportunity Description:

THE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY We are seeking Volunteer Docent and Cultural Interpreters to present valuable and fascinating information to visitors through interpretive tours and informal question periods. Each year, over 1700 public tours are delivered by docents, providing 80,000+ guests from around the world an opportunity to learn and experience Chinese culture, history and art. This is an exciting opportunity to build and fine-tune valuable career skills in public speaking, presentation, and group facilitation. It is also great for those pursuing a career in the field of Education, Tourism, Communications, Asian Studies, and History. About the organization Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden is a non-profit organization and cultural hub, passionate about connecting cultures and communities through tours, festivals, live music, art exhibits, education and wellness programs. Volunteering with Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden is a wonderful experience. You will have the opportunity to work with a dedicated team of staff and volunteers and be a part of arts, culture and community building. Your Skills and Experience Excellent oral communication and interpersonal skills Experience in public speaking and presentation an asset Interest in learning and sharing of Chinese culture and history Self-starter with a positive “can-do” attitude Enthusiastic and reliable Fluent in English, a second language such as French, German, Spanish or Chinese is an asset Weekday (Monday-Friday) availability preferred but not required Training and time commitment All applicants are required to attend FOUR mandatory Docent training sessions listed below. Before, during and after the initial training, volunteers will spend time shadowing and learning from experienced docents before being scheduled to give official tours. Once the training is complete the minimum commitment is for 6 months at 2 hours per week. Scheduling will be flexible and based on volunteer availability. Docent Training Schedule Saturday March 21st, 11am – 2pm Saturday March 28th, 11am – 2pm Saturday April 11th, 11am – 2pm Saturday April 18th, 11am – 2pm How to APPLY Please fill out our online application form located at http://bit.ly/SYSOnlineVolApp and then send your resume to Vincent Wong at volunteers@vancouverchinesegarden.com with “GARDEN DOCENT VOLUNTEERING” in the subject line. The deadline for this posting is Friday March 13th, 2015. We look forward to working with you!

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