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)

Service Areas - Please select all areas that are of interest (required)

How Many Hours a week can you volunteer? (Shifts are generally 2-3 hours, 1-2 times per week)(required)

Preferred Days (required)

Preferred Hours

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