Name: Shell Ambassador Training
Location: Auditorium A
Time: 03/21/2018 8:00 AM
Duration: 480 minutes
Seats Available: 38

It isn't a uniform, but the bright blue shirts and hats with yellow lettering identify the newest category of volunteers for the Bailey-Mathews National Shell Museum — Shell Ambassadors.  When volunteers wear their apparel to the beach, they’ll not only be enjoying the surf and shells, they’ll be available to answer questions and identify shells.

With training, anyone with an appreciation for shells and a willingness to volunteer can become a Shell Ambassador. The program is a great way to help beach-goers understand both the shells they find on the beach and the shore front environment. It raises awareness of the museum, and it’s a wonderful way the volunteers themselves can learn more.

“We’re looking for volunteers, and we’ll encourage them and give them the confidence to bloom in their new role,” says Ms. Hipschman. “It’s important for our Shell Ambassadors to feel comfortable talking to people about shells, as well as answering questions.”

Shell Ambassadors won’t have set hours or shifts. Whenever they’ll be on the beach anyway and are willing to be “on duty,” they need only wear their choice of ambassador apparel, which includes a shirt, hat and beach cover-up. Each piece of the ambassador wardrobe features the words “Ask me” and “I know shells” — on a sleeve, the front of a cap, the back of a shirt … wherever they’re most visible.

The 8:30am to 5pm  training sessions will provide information on local shells, the beach environment, visitor etiquette, local laws and PR. Lunch, snacks, and T-shirts  will be included.  Space is limited to 40 people per session.  Adults only please.


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