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Volunteer

Volunteers are the lifeblood of the Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education Center. You can help us fulfill our mission by volunteering your time and talent. We can certainly assist students who need community service hours for school. Please read through our opportunities and then fill out the form below. We are seeking volunteers to help in the following capacities:

Administrative Volunteers

Administrative Volunteer

We have a very small staff. Therefore, our Administrative Volunteers provide much needed support in the administration of the Museum. They assist the Museum with the “behind-the-scenes” work required for the Museum office to run smoothly and support of our important mission. Responsibilities: General office work including making phone calls, such as copying, filing, and stuffing materials for mass mailings. If you have typing or computer skills, we can use your expertise for data entry and database management. Time Commitment: Generally once or twice a week during office hours.

Facilitator

Facilitators of our Witness to History Project – Survivor Presentations have the unique opportunity to affect lives every day, especially those of young people, by making the connections between the Holocaust and the prejudices in our society today. You have the opportunity to spend several hours with a member of our Speakers Bureau while you accompany them to a school, introduce them, and facilitate a Q&A session. Retired teachers are especially encouraged to join us! Requirements: Ideal volunteers have reliable access to an insured vehicle and are willing to pick up a Holocaust survivor, liberator, or resistor from their home, drive them to a school, introduce them, and facilitate a Q&A session. Training is provided as well as a Facilitators Guidebook. An annual training session is held in the fall but we accept new Facilitators year round. We also recommend you shadow a veteran facilitator to experience a program. Time Commitment: Generally once a week ordinarily during school hours but this depends on our program schedules and your availability.

Volunteer Facilitator Mitch Schwartz and Survivor Manya Perel
Library Books

Librarian

We are seeking a librarian to assist our Curator with cataloging newly acquired books and videos and managing our Yaakov Riz Resource Center. Named after our founder, this is a collection of over 1,000 books, videos, and survivor testimonies, all catalogued online. Retired librarians are particularly encouraged to join us in order to help us maintain a our professional collection! Requirements: The ideal volunteer has knowledge of the Dewey Decimal System. Strict attention to details. Time Commitment: Generally once a week during office hours.

Docent

Our Museum Tours are offered to groups of students, adults and families on an appointment basis. These tours are led by dedicated volunteers who enthusiastically share their knowledge of Jewish history, Holocaust history, and World War II history. Volunteer docents engage diverse adults and students in interactive dialogue which provide meaningful educational experiences. Anyone who is outgoing, willing to learn, and who is willing to explain a complicated history to students is invited to join us! Requirements: The ideal volunteer has previous knowledge of Jewish history, Holocaust history, or World War II history and the desire to learn about and share personal Holocaust survival stories. A training with our Vice President of Education and Curator is required. Time Commitment: Generally once every two weeks by appointment.

Docent Museum Tour

Internships

Internships provide insight into Holocaust education, Museum operations, and research as it relates to Greater Delaware Valley area Holocaust eyewitnesses.

We are not currently offering internships at this time. As internships become available, they will be posted here. Please check back again soon! Don’t forget to join our newsletter to stay up-to-date on our daily events.

If you would like to participate in a unique educational project, please feel free to view our Witness To History Project page. Or volunteer your time and talent.

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NEW ONLINE EXHIBITIONS, LECTURES & PODCASTS

Yad Vashem

“Jews from Kiev and the Surrounding Areas Murdered at Babi Yar” In honor of the 80th anniversary of the massacre, photographs of 80 victims link to their personal stories. Yad Yashem- Babi Yar

“The Onset of Mass Murder – The Fate of Jewish Families in 1941” tells the stories of Jewish families in the wake of “Operation Barbarossa” and their ultimate fate. Yad Vashem: Onset of Mass Murder

To read more: Until the Very Last Jew: Eighty Years Since the Onset of Mass Annihilation

“Rescue by Jews: ‘One for All’”  Young Jews from the Hanoar Hazioni youth group joined with other youth movements in southwest Poland in 1942 to sabotage German property, disrupt deportations, obtain false documents, and smuggle Jews across borders.  Yad Vashem: One For All

“Insights and Perspectives – Video Lecture Series 2020-21” Access to a broad range of online lectures by Yad Vashem’s scholars, curators, and educators. Yad Vashem: Lectures 2020-2021

Fortunoff Video Archive For Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University

“Those Who Were There: Voices from the Holocaust”, Season 2 – in collaboration with the Museum of Jewish Heritage. Unique podcast series featuring 10 episodes of oral testimonies from the MJH Collection. Site includes Season 1 podcast series, drawn from the Yale collection. Yale Fortunoff Voices from the Holocaust