Museum Volunteers

 Our aim is to make the Yamagata Prefectural Museum an "Open Museum" which is friendly to all people in the prefecture.To help realize that intention, we have help from many volunteers who have been meeting the broad needs of visitors since 1996. Forty to fifty volunteers guide visitors around the museum and also offer interpreting services.

Call for New Volunteers
 We call for new volunteers during March. New volunteers start working in September after a training session. 
 Please contact our staff in charge of volunteers for details. 

▐ Main Activities

  • The main activities of volunteers are guiding and explaining displayed materials to visitors, and leading visitors' hands-on activities.
Volunteers' Mutual Activities 
  • Bulletin Publication
  • Workshops (held outside and inside the Museum, and also independently)
  • Social Gatherings
  • Steering Committee Meetings
  • Cooperating with other Museum activities
  • Collaboration with the Museum's Tomo no Kai "Circle of Friends" 
Photograph:Ceremony held when Registration Certificates were Issued to VolunteersPhotograph:Guiding in the MuseumPhotograph:Workshop outside of the museum
Ceremony held when Registration Certificates were issued to VolunteersGuiding in the MuseumWorkshop outside of the museum

▐ Time and Structure of Activities

  • Regular activities center around guiding and interpreting the displayed materials.
  • April - October 10:00 - 12:00, 13:00 - 15:15 
    November - March 10:30 - 12:00, 13:00 - 15:15 
    For groups, other times may be arranged.  
  • Volunteers are active on the days the Museum is open.
  • Volunteers are grouped based on days of the week.
  • We handle arrangements for individuals as occasion demands. For groups, please contact us in advance.

▐ Contact Us

1-8 Kajo-machi, Yamagata-shi, Yamagata-ken 990-0826 
c/o Yamagata Prefectural Museum's "Volunteers" 
Tel. 023-645-1111    FAX. 023-645-1112