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  • Grout Museum District Volunteer Handbook

    Deb Lewis Volunteer Coordinator

    Phone: 319-234-6357, ext. 765 Email: deb.lewis@gmdistrict.org

    Grout Museum District

    503 South Street Waterloo, Iowa 50701 Phone: 319-234-6357

    Fax: 319-236-0500

    Last edited November 2012

  • Table of Contents Welcome ..........................................................................................................................................1

    Grout Museum District Mission Statement .................................................................................2 Brief History of the Grout Museum District ...............................................................................3

    Grout Museum of History & Science ....................................................................................................... 3 Rensselaer Russell House Museum .......................................................................................................... 3 Bluedorn Science Imaginarium ................................................................................................................. 4 Snowden House ........................................................................................................................................ 4 Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum ............................................................................................... 4

    Mission of the Grout Museum District Volunteer Program ......................................................5

    Structure of the Grout Museum District Volunteer Program ...................................................6 Standards for Volunteers ..............................................................................................................8

    Rights of the Volunteer ..................................................................................................................9 Grout Museum District Policies .................................................................................................10

    Program Procedures ................................................................................................................................ 10 Dress Code/Personal Appearance ........................................................................................................... 10 Parking Lot .............................................................................................................................................. 11 Handicap Accessibility ........................................................................................................................... 11 Smoking .................................................................................................................................................. 11 Housekeeping .......................................................................................................................................... 12 Drug Free Workplace .............................................................................................................................. 12 Sexual Harassment .................................................................................................................................. 12 Security ................................................................................................................................................... 13

    Emergency Procedures ................................................................................................................14 Emergency Numbers ............................................................................................................................... 15 Fire Emergency ....................................................................................................................................... 16 Tornado & Severe Weather .................................................................................................................... 16 Power Failure .......................................................................................................................................... 18 Bomb or Terrorist Threat ........................................................................................................................ 19 Fumes ...................................................................................................................................................... 20 Personal Assault ...................................................................................................................................... 20 Accidents & Illness ................................................................................................................................. 21 Problem Patron ........................................................................................................................................ 22 District Building Lock-Down ................................................................................................................. 23

    Frequently Asked Questions .......................................................................................................24 Appendices ....................................................................................................................................27 Maps ..............................................................................................................................................31

    Forms ............................................................................................................................................37

     

  • Appendices Appendix A: Common Terms & Acronyms ..............................................................................27 Appendix B: Facility Hours & Phone Numbers........................................................................27

    Appendix C: Staff Contact Information & Phone Extensions .................................................28 Appendix D: Volunteer Rewards ...............................................................................................30

    Maps Map A: Grout Museum District Facilities & Parking ..............................................................31 Map B: Bluedorn Science Imaginarium ....................................................................................32

    Map C: Rensselaer Russell House Museum ..............................................................................33 Map D: Snowden House ..............................................................................................................34

    Map E: Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum/Grout Museum of History & Science (Upper Level) ................................................................................................................................35

    Map F: Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum/Grout Museum of History & Science (Lower Level) ...............................................................................................................................36

    Forms Form A: Volunteer Registration Form ......................................................................................37 Form B: New Volunteer Questionnaire .....................................................................................39

    Form C: Volunteer Orientation Checklist .................................................................................40 Form D: Volunteer Hours Form ................................................................................................41

    Form E: Periodical Volunteer Questionnaire ...........................................................................42

     

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    Dear Volunteer: On behalf of the board and staff, welcome and thank you for your support of the Grout Museum District! We look forward to having you join our family of passionate and committed volunteers and staff. Your skills and talents will help us in our efforts to provide education and programming to families in the Cedar Valley and surrounding communities. Volunteers, such as yourself, play an essential part in helping the Grout Museum District provide the opportunities it does, which otherwise might not be possible due to budgetary or staffing limitations. Without people like you, it would be difficult for us to accomplish our goals. We know you will be proud of your contribution and hope you feel rewarded by giving your time and talents. Please feel free to call me at any time with questions or comments. Yours truly, Deb Lewis Volunteer Coordinator deb.lewis@gmdistrict.org (319) 234-6357 ext. 765

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    Grout Museum District Mission Statement The mission of the Grout Museum District is to provide a better understanding of our world by collecting, preserving and interpreting history and illustrating scientific principles. The Grout Museum collects, preserves and interprets cultural and natural history of the region; the Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum honors all Iowans who served the nation from the Civil War to the present; the Rensselaer Russell House Museum and the Snowden House preserve and interpret elements of the Victorian age; and the Bluedorn Science Imaginarium provides exhibitions and programming that inspire study of the sciences.

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    Brief History of the Grout Museum District Collectively, the following facilities are now known as the Grout Museum District and compri