Volunteers by the Numbers

Posted on July 7th, 2014 by

In the last 12 months, the JMM has welcomed 13 new volunteers, to bring our volunteer corps total to 60.  All together, over 5,800 hours of their time was donated to the museum.  Plus, we look forward to welcoming additional Special Events volunteers for our upcoming exhibit The Electrified Pickle which runs from July 13 through August 14.  A special appeal was sent through IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) to Engineers who would like to volunteer in the exhibit—space is still available if anyone is interested.

While the contributions of all of our volunteers are inspiring, these figures are particularly notable, from a numbers perspective:

1. Sid created 517 folders for the new BLEWS collection.
2. Marty & Vera entered 7,500 birth records.  This spread sheet is available on our website and assists researchers and genealogists.
3. Marvin has scanned over 6,000 images.
4. Dana has made over 2,400 records (with attached images) for Yeshivat Rambam.
5. Sylvia has worked on 300 records in the MS 80 collection – attaching photographs, writing descriptions of each and developing search terms.

 

The above mentioned volunteers worked under the direction of Jobi Zink, Senior Collections Manager, who is departing the JMM this month to move onto another job.  She will be missed dearly and we all feel fortunate to have had the chance to work together.

ilene cohenA blog post by Volunteer Coordinator Ilene Cohen. To read more posts from Ilene, click HERE.

If you are interested in volunteering with the JMM, drop her an email at icohen@jewishmuseummd.org or call 410-732-6402 x217! You can also get more information about volunteering at the Museum here.

 

Posted in jewish museum of maryland




Volunteer Appreciation 2014: An Electrifying Day!

Posted on June 9th, 2014 by

Volunteer Luncheon

Volunteer Luncheon

JMM staff can't help but smile when we think of our wonderful volunteers!

JMM staff can’t help but smile when we think of our wonderful volunteers!

On Friday, June 6 the Jewish Museum of Maryland celebrated our volunteers at our Annual Volunteer Appreciation event.  The event was held at the National Electronics Museum in Linthicum.  The venue was selected in honor of the upcoming collaboration with the National Electronics Museum during our summer exhibit The Electrified Pickle, which opens on Sunday, July 13.

Jobi extolls the value of her collections volunteers.

Jobi extolls the value of her collections volunteers.

Volunteers are essential to the JMM's success.

Volunteers are essential to the JMM’s success.

A highlight of the afternoon was the tour led by Assistant Director, Alice Donahue.  Following the tour, we enjoyed lunch together plus were offered an update by JMM staff.  This year the JMM welcomed 13 new volunteers who are participating in a variety of positions.  Attention was drawn to a few of the Archives and Collections volunteers who have scanned many 1000′s of photos, and digitized many hundreds of birth records! In the front of the museum, the front desk receptionists, museum shop attendants, and docents continue to be the face of the Museum to our continually increasing numbers of visitors. The JMM is indebted to our volunteers and looks forward to many more years of working together.

Executive Director can't thank our volunteers enough!

Executive Director can’t thank our volunteers enough!

ilene cohenA blog post by Volunteer Coordinator Ilene Cohen. To read more posts about our fabulous volunteers click here.

If you are interested in volunteering with the JMM, drop her an email at icohen@jewishmuseummd.org or call 410-732-6402 x217! You can also get more information about volunteering at the Museum here.

Posted in jewish museum of maryland




Spotlight on Volunteer: Maxine Gordon!

Posted on April 7th, 2014 by

In honor of National Volunteer Week I’d like to highlight one of our many wonderful JMM volunteers!

Maxine, hard at work!

Maxine, hard at work!

Maxine Gordon has been volunteering at the JMM for over 2 years now.  She came to us through a connection with Esther Weiner, our Shop manager, who know each other through their participation in Covenant Guild.  Maxine is very active in Covenant Guild, having been an Executive Board member for over 40 years.  This year she is the Arrangements Coordinator for the annual Donor Luncheon.  She doesn’t like simply being a dues paying member—she enjoys being an active participant in everything she does.  She explained that Covenant Guild is a women’s philanthropic organization that supports both Jewish and secular charities in the Baltimore community.  They are 250+ members strong and support people and organizations who need various kinds of assistance, from donating a mammography machine at a local hospital to ambulances at a volunteer fire department, to buying a suit for a Bar Mitzvah boy who couldn’t afford one.

She began volunteering at the JMM as aa way to use her free time after retiring from being business partners with her husband, Bernie—they own a dry cleaning and laundry supply business.  She has 2 children who live in the area plus 2 granddaughters, who she loves spending time with.  Other than being with her family, her favorite past time is reading.

Maxine volunteers at the JMM as a Front Desk Receptionist and a Museum Shop Attendant.  She loves meeting the people who visit the museum and the history of the buildings.  She calls the JMM a very welcoming place and enjoys working with the staff. (And we love working with her!)

natl vol week

We welcome others who are looking for a way to use their time to consider becoming volunteers at the JMM. Please contact Ilene Cohen icohen@jewishmuseummd.org or call 410-732-6400 x217.

 

ilene cohenA blog post by Volunteer Coordinator Ilene Cohen. The first Monday(ish) of every month she will be highlighting one of our fantastic JMM volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering with the JMM, drop her an email at icohen@jewishmuseummd.org or call 410-732-6402 x217! You can also get more information about volunteering at the Museum here.

Posted in jewish museum of maryland




« Previous PageNext Page »