Why become a History Center Volunteer?
Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at a museum? Who organizes those files of old photos and letters? How do those tour guides know so much? The answer to these questions can be found by participating in the Volunteer Program at the History Center and Southport Light Station Museum.
What do History Center Volunteers Do?
Our volunteers work as docents (interpretive guides), museum greeters, catalogers, archival processors, clerical assistants an work on special projects and events. Every effort is made to match the interest and talents of a volunteer with tasks that will benefit the Society. Volunteers receive training for their work from Society staff and veteran Volunteers.
What Types of Work Can I Do?
Museum Docent: Assist museum visitors as they tour the galleries. Also guide school tours.
Museum Greeter: Direct visitors to galleries, the archives, offices and events.
Museum Assistant: Help document and catalog artifacts under the supervision of the Curator.
Archival Assistant: Help process paper and photo collections or work on indexing and abstracting projects under the supervision of the Archivist.
Clerical Assistant: Help maintain History Center files, prepare mailings and assist the receptionist.