Volunteer at CSPM
New Volunteer Information Sessions
These sessions include a brief program on the mission and work of the museum, a walk-through of museum exhibits, and an overview of volunteer opportunities and requirements. Volunteer opportunities include cart guides (educators), docents for Saturday tours, youth & family program volunteers, museum shop, and front desk greeters. We are not currently recruiting volunteers for our collections or research departments.
Please let us know you’re coming by completing our Event RSVP Form.
How to Become a Volunteer
Complete the Volunteer Interest Form.
We will contact you with more information.
Get involved! If you are invited to become a volunteer, start attending the monthly volunteer meetings and sign up for training opportunities. We’re looking forward to having you join our team!
CART GUIDES (Educators)
We are currently recruiting Cart Guides to assist with our Hands On History School Program for the 2014-2015 school year. This is a 5 to 10 month commitment, and we ask that you volunteer for at least 3 shifts a month (6 hours). Training will take place January 13-16, 2015.
FRONT DESK GREETERS
Volunteers assist by staffing the front desk, greeting visitors, responding to visitor inquiries, and answering the phone.
Volunteers assist in the museum store with point of sales, inventory, pricing, cleaning, helping guests, and merchandising. Store volunteers must commit to a weekly 3.5 hour shift.
RESEARCH & COLLECTIONS
Collection positions are very limited. Volunteers for this work must have a serious interest in the subject matter, and have a regular time commitment. Previous education in the subject is not required; however, the supervising archivist and research coordinator are willing to train the interested volunteer in doing the specialized research work. Any opportunities will be posted online.
YOUTH & FAMILY PROGRAMS
Program volunteers assist with a variety of hands-on activities for visiting school groups and families.
JUNIOR DOCENT PROGRAM
The application window for the 2015 Junior Docent Program runs March 13 through April 10. Learn more about the Junior Docent program here.
Volunteer Requirements & Benefits
Please view the documents below for an overview of volunteer requirements, benefits, and procedures:
Become a member of the CSPM Volunteer Program today…we’d be history without you!