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Volunteer Team Introduction

Ⅰ. Establishing Time

Since the 1990s, the Capital Museum has been recruiting volunteers, called “Friends of the Museum”, responsible for organizing the audience for visits and itinerant exhibitions.

In 2000, the Museum (the Temple of Confucius, the original place for the Capital Museum) became the pioneer to recruit primary and secondary students as instructors providing basic information about the Temple. 

The volunteer team was officially established when the new museum building was completed in 2005.

Ⅱ. Recruitment

1. The Museum has recruited seven batches of volunteers respectively in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2014, 2016 and 2017, handling over 5,000 applicants.

2. Current volunteer services at the Museum are comprised of exhibition explanation, education promotion, general exhibition hall services, photography and video recording.

3. This year, there are a total of 235 volunteers at the Museum, including 171 volunteers of explanation (40 in the Hall of General History, 37 in the Hall of Ceramics,37 in the Hall of Buddha, 29 in the Hall of Folk Customs, 16 in the Hall of Bronze Wares and 12 in the Hall of Jade Wares), 12 volunteers handing education promotion, eight volunteers for open services, 32 volunteers of honor and 12 volunteers of photography and video recording.

4. Among the volunteers, the youngest is 23 and the oldest is 84.

Ⅲ. Total Service Time

From 2006 to 2017, volunteers of the Museum have worked for a total of 88,654 hours.