Volunteer

This is your opportunity to become part of a unique organization. Join our family of 90+ volunteers and enjoy the experience of volunteering at one of Springfield’s most interesting treasures.

Volunteer Positions at the Heritage Center

If you are interested in becoming a Heritage Center Volunteer or would like more information, please call 324-0657.

FRONT DESK ASSOCIATE:

Responsibilities:

  • Greet visitors, answer questions regarding facilities, locations and special events.
  • Have visitors sign the guest-book.
  • Provide information regarding other points of interest in community.
  • Occasionally, answer and route phone calls for entire facility.
  • View security monitors.
  • Supervised by the staff.

GALLERY DOCENT:

Responsibilities:

  • Monitor galleries and other public places in the Center to answer questions and monitor safety and security of our visitors and artifacts.
  • Conduct tours as needed, some of which may be pre-scheduled.
  • Report to staff any misconduct in museum requiring immediate action.
  • Supervised by the Director of Collections and Educational Director.

EDUCATIONAL DOCENT:

Responsibilities:

  • Prior to the tour, review Education Director’s summary of Ohio Academic Content Standards & Benchmarks for specific grade level indicators.
  • Welcome students, teachers, and chaperones.
  • Introduce galleries and themes to group focusing on teachers’ requests of emphasis on specific topics.
  • Assist in visits to the gift shop and de-briefing activities at the end of the tour.
  • Supervised by the Education Director.

ARCHIVES/RESEARCH ASSOCIATE:

Responsibilities:

  • Work with curators to serve the public with walk-in, call in, written and web research requests.
  • Work with curators to organize and maintain library and archives paper based artifacts and collections.
  • Occasional research for exhibit preparation.
  • Supervised and trained by the curatorial staff.

ARTIFACT COLLECTIONS ASSOCIATE:

Responsibilities:

  • Work with curators to to organize and maintain artifact collections areas.
  • Occasional prep and setup for temporary exhibits.
  • Supervised and trained by the curatorial staff.

Volunteer Form

Fill out the form below if you’re interested in becoming a Heritage Center Volunteer!

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Your Address

Your City

Your Zip Code

Your Phone Number (required)

List any special talents or area of expertise that may be of value to the Heritage Center

The Heritage Center conducts a quarterly Prospective Volunteer Information Meeting. It is designed to acquaint you with our various service areas. You will have the opportunity to sign up for your area of interest at the meeting.

We will contact you with the date of the next available Information Meeting.