Tours start at 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm & 3pm
Tours start at 12pm, 1pm, 2pm & 3pm
The Foundation appreciates new volunteers who enjoy vintage vehicles and want to be part of the automotive preservation efforts at Marymount. The Foundation relies on the hard work and dedication of these volunteers. Volunteers are welcomed at Marymount any day that the Collection is open to the public – Generally 6 days/week (closed Mondays). Active volunteers are asked to re cord a minimum of 4 hours/month throughout the year. New volunteers are also asked to complete a Volunteer Application, and then they are invited to attend a Volunteer Orientation (usually held on 1 Saturday/month). Regular days are appreciated, but not required. Our designated “Volunteer Project Day” is every Thursday from 9am-5pm.
Once-a-Year Opportunity! - If being a year-round volunteer doesn't work with your schedule, consider volunteering at the Annual LeMay Car Show. Complete a Car Show Volunteer Registration Form in advance (registration deadline: August 1st 2012).
For more information about volunteering, feel free to contact us by email or call 253.272.2336
Year-Round Volunteer OpportunitiesTour Guide/Docent Program - Provide visitors with knowledgeable information re garding the LeMay Family Collection, Harold and Nancy LeMay, and the history of Marymount Academy. Training is offered (involves some peer-review, at-home studying, and “follow-along” tours - where trainees follow actual tours in progress to develop their own repertoire).
Vehicle Cleaning & Collection Upkeep - Vehicle cleaning is a constant concern - this may include washing, waxing, and detailing the vehicles for display, and airing up tires and interior detailing are also necessary. Volunteers also help with general maintenance - sweeping and mopping floors, cleaning up oil spots, painting, creating new displays, cleaning non-vehicle displays, etc.
Room Monitoring - For private events and after-hours functions at Marymount we need volunteers to ensure the safety of our guests and help preserve the Collection – protecting the Collection from damage and theft – and enforcing the standard "no touch" policy. Overall, volunteers are expected to be gracious hosts!
Booth Specialists/Community Outreach - Present and distribute information about the LeMay Collection at various car shows and events. Often responsible for the booth set-up, may need to position vehicles, signs, tables, and displays. Objective of booth specialists is to encourage LeMay Collection awareness as well as encourage visits, memberships, private events, and even volunteer opportunities.
Parking/Traffic Control - These volunteers ensure the safety of guests, typically for large after-hours events, and direct vehicles where to park on the Marymount property.
Vehicles - Light Maintenance - Mechanical tasks such as brake jobs, oil changes, tune-ups, fluid changes, etc.
Office/Administrative Assistance - Maintain records and files, data entry work, operate office equipment, receive incoming telephone calls, provide answers to routine inquiries, greet visitors.
Fill out a Car Show Volunteer Registration Form ahead of time (Registration open May 2012). One per person, please. These forms are used to schedule you for positions on car show day and should be submitted the sooner the better! General information for the public about the Annual LeMay Car Show is available online - Check out that page ahead of time so you'll be prepared for what to expect from this event, especially if this is your first year as a LeMay Car Show volunteer.
Once you've received confirmation of your position for car show day (either by email or regular mail, usually at the beginning of August), you will be able to check your position on maps on this page to get a more detailed idea of the event layout and your specific location. If you can't fill your assigned shift, please contact us to let us know. No-shows are not considered for future volunteer opportunities. Also keep in mind that volunteer shifts may be subject to change.
After parking and entering the show, on the day of the car show all volunteers are required to go to Volunteer Check-In to pick up items, receive any information necessary for their specific assignment, and make sure that all paperwork is in order. There is a Volunteer Check-In location at the Marymount Grounds (325 152nd ST E Tacoma, WA) where you should visit before your shift. If you find that you are available to work additional shifts on that day, please tell the folks at Volunteer Check-In. We can always use the extra help!
All volunteers, no matter their position, are expected to be gracious hosts for the general public visitors on Car Show Day. In fact, Room Hosting is one of the most common and important jobs to which volunteers are assigned for Car Show Day. Specifically, Room Host volunteers are responsible for the safety of the visitors and vehicles within their assigned room. Volunteers are responsible for the preservation of the amazing LeMay Collection, so no touching of vehicles or other items on display is ever allowed, and no pets, alcohol or smoking is permitted on the grounds. All visitors should be wearing a wristband to enter buildings and view the collection - Volunteers should be alert for any problems and should help to ensure that all visitors have the best possible experience while visiting the LeMay Collection.
Volunteers are appreciated! All LeMay car show volunteers are provided with the following items at Volunteer Check-In and these items are expected to be worn for easy identification and in case of emergency during car show day: 1.) Car Show T-Shirt, 2.) Hat, 3) ID badge. Other items may be provided depending on your volunteer assignment (ie. safety vests for traffic/parking crew, walkie talkies, etc.)
Each volunteer station has a General Information, maps, and emergency, bus, and parking info. Additional information is available upon request - please ask questions in advance, when possible. You may arrive before car show day to see where you will be working. Pre-show work is completed throughout the month of August, so there are plenty of opportunities to stop in to lend a hand. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us via email or 253.272.2336.
Parking & Transportation for Volunteers
Designated volunteer and vendor parking is available in the lower field at Marymount (accessible via 138th Street and 4th Ave E). Limited handicap parking is available at Marymount. Some locations at this event may NOT be handicap accessible. If you park at an off-site parking lot, rather than at the designated volunteer/vendor lot, then when you leave the show, be sure to get back on the same-colored bus in which you arrived!
Free buses run all day from off-site parking lots in Parkland and Spanaway (at local schools and churches). In case of long shuttle lines, volunteers may politely move to the front of the line. Other shuttles loop from volunteer/vendor parking lot to Marymount, as well.
Car Show Registration Form »