VolunteerVolunteers keep the museum going. Without them, the society could not offer all the programs that are so important to our community. Volunteers can spend as much time as they like helping in the museum or library. A few examples of volunteer work are: answering phones, doing fundraisers, organizing archival collections and participating as tour guides. We are truly grateful to our volunteers for their help. The following are short job descriptions where volunteer support is needed.
Museum HostsThese ambassadors greet guests, collect admission, answer questions, host tours and share the fascinating history of Howard County and Kokomo. If you enjoy meeting interesting people, would like to assist visitors and share our history, this is right up your alley. Volunteer shifts can be any day Tuesday-Sunday from 1-4 p.m. photo: Sandra Grant received a state tourism award for her work as a tour guide and host at the museum.
Events, events, events!!Help us organize and present events like Christmas at the Seiberling, the Hall of Legends, our activity at the Koh-koh-mah Encampment, and more. Serving refreshments, taking tickets, greeting visitors, and having fun with the other volunteers are among the opportunities.
Tour GuidesTour guides work on an as needed basis and give guided tours of the museum to groups of ten or more people. A guided tour usually lasts about one hour. Tour guides learn from shadowing other guides and are not required to give a tour until they feel comfortable with the information. A tour guide should enjoy meeting and spending time with people.
- Building & Grounds
- Collections Management
- Fund Raising
- Clerical Support
- Data Entry
- Exhibit Preparation
- Maintenance Support