Please join us. Below you’ll find out how.
What does it take to be a volunteer?
A commitment to the museum’s mission, a love of people and some free time. Volunteers must also be 16 years of age by the start of their service and submit to a background check.
What are the personal qualities of a Museum Volunteer?
Open-mindedness and patience to work with a diverse public and staff.
Integrity to represent the institution and oneself with the highest standards.
Dedication to the museum’s mission and to the values of the Volunteer Program.
Reliability to consistently keep one’s volunteer commitment to the Museum.
What do volunteers receive?
Our undying gratitude, a chance to make a real difference in our community, opportunities to meet people, participate in special activities, and learn more about our great city, not to mention receiving twenty percent off almost everything in our museum shop.
How Do Volunteers Contribute?
Our volunteers advance our mission, extend the capacity of the museum staff, expand our reach into the community, demonstrate local support and publicize our programs.
What Volunteer Opportunities are Available?
Do you enjoy interacting with the public and get enthusiastic about history? You might become our next Docent. Docents lead at least two tours of the museum a month for scheduled groups of visitors, especially school groups. Training starts in September.
Would you like to share your passion for history with the wider community? Troupers take historical-themed trunks with artifacts and visual aids into Guilford County schools, churches, civic clubs and retirement communities. Training is offered year-round.
Do you have the gift of hospitality? Our visitors need to be warmly welcomed and receive information about the museum from a friendly face. Our Ambassadors enjoy serving people and helping them identify galleries to visit. Couples and friends can even serve together at the desk. They serve at least twice a month during a two and one-half hour shift. Training is offered year-round.
Are you outgoing and interested in history? You might be the ideal Visitor Host who walks the gallery “beat,” helping visitors find exhibits and have meaningful interactions within them. Training is offered year-round.
Special Events Assistants
Perhaps you have a flexible schedule that will allow you to use your time and skills in support of a museum event? Assistants do everything from prepare envelopes to photograph an event. Besides our needs, opportunities are based on your time, skills and interests.
Perhaps you’re eager to help shop customers pick out that appropriate gift or souvenir? We need volunteers who are comfortable with retail operations who are available three hours per week on a regular basis. Training is offered year-round.
What Do I Need to Do to Become a Volunteer?
Please complete this online request form.
What If I have Questions About Becoming a Volunteer?
Please contact Rodney Dawson, Curator of Education, at 336.333.6831.
What About Internships?
We have a limited number of internships available. For information, please contact Glenn Perkins, Curator of Community History, at 336.373.2610.