Loudoun Museum’s Hauntings Tours Needs Volunteers!

The Perfect Opportunity for Actors (professional or amateur), Re-enactors, or just a History Lover and Friendly Out-Going Person!

2017 LOUDOUN MUSEUM’S 26th ANNUAL “HAUNTINGS” WALKING TOURS Fridays and Saturdays October 20, 21, 27, & 28

ADULT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES Visit: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080944a5a72ba3ff2-leesburg to volunteer today!:

STORYTELLER: 

  • Learn the short 5 to 7 minute script (history & ghostly tale) for their site
  • Script may be a monologue or a dialogue/vignette with another storyteller
  • You retell/perform every 15 minutes for each tour group (approx 15 x per night)
  • Dress in the appropriate historical garb (Museum will assist)
  • Keep the story telling brisk (but not hurried) to avoid tour backups
  • Keep the mood of the “Hauntings” tour
  • Do not add to story
  • Enjoy yourself!

TOUR GUIDE:

  • Needs to be familiar with tour route.
  • Announces tour departure and gathers group at Town Hall
  • Explains safety concerns and rules.
  • Leads tour group to each Hauntings site keeping a brisk pace to the next site to insure that tours stay on time.
  • Responsible (with Sweep) for keeping group together
  • Responsible for calling for assistance if there is a problem or injury in group
  • Helpful to be familiar with the history of Leesburg (museum will provide) in case there is a back-up at a site
  • BONUS: You get to hear all the ghost stories, too!

SWEEP:  (could be a responsible older teen related to the Tour Guide)

  • Assigned to a tour Guide and group
  • Follows group making sure no one gets lost or separated
  • Assists guide and group with crossing the street
  • Keeps the tour on the brisk pace set by the Guide to insure that tours stay on time.
  • Good training to be a tour guide in future!
  • If there is a problem or injury, stays with injured person(s) – guide will keep group moving
  • BONUS: You get to hear all the ghost stories, too!

If you are interested in any of these volunteer opportunities or have any questions, please visit: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080944a5a72ba3ff2-leesburg or contact: lmazeska@loudounmuseum.org to volunteer today!

ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT THE PROGRAMS OF THE LOUDOUN MUSEUM.