UMMA seeks volunteers for the Meet Me at UMMA memory loss program, which recently received funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.
This innovative program provides engaging and enjoyable museum experiences for people living with memory loss and their families and care partners. Museum sessions use sensory techniques, story telling, music and humor in the context of enjoying the museum’s collection.
Applicants with experience caring for people with memory loss including family members, in-home care personnel, social workers, nurses, occupational and physical therapists, and music and art therapists are desired. Individuals with arts background (including writing and performing arts) and interest or experience with people with memory loss are also encouraged to apply.
Volunteers will receive training, participate in mentored learning, and partner with UMMA docents to develop and deliver Meet Me tours. Training and a two-year commitment are required.
Volunteers need to be available on Saturdays, from April through June 2018, and also for a regular commitment on Tuesdays or Fridays during training, and thereafter in the fall and spring each year.
Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis beginning November 1, 2017, through January 2, 2018.