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SBV of the Week: Wood lathe operator for the GR Public Museum

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Volunteer Center

The Volunteer Center works to connect volunteers, agencies, companies and organizations in the community. The opportunity featured has been pulled from our Volunteer Solutions website.

Public Museum's Furniture City Exhibit

Public Museum's Furniture City Exhibit /Grand Rapids Public Museum

Each week the Volunteer Center will highlight an exciting skill-based volunteer (SBV) opportunity found on our Volunteer Solutions website. This week's SBV opportunity comes from The Grand Rapids Public Museum.

If woodworking is your hobby and history your passion, this may be an opportunity for you. Located in the museum's Furniture City Exhibit, the wood lathe represents the history of making wood furniture in Grand Rapids. Volunteers dressed in simple costumes demonstrate the operation of the lathe, making small wooden items such as tops.

Demonstrations are offered to school groups and general public. Once a week, three and one half hour shifts are available mornings and afternoons, weekdays and weekends.

Volunteers must have experience operating a lathe. Training is required.

This opportunity is sponsored by the Grand Rapids Public Museum.  To apply for the volunteer position, click on the posting on Volunteer Solutions and e-mail the volunteer coordinator.

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