Calling all volunteers! We need you to give History a Hand!
Behind the bricks of the Society’s buildings there is a dedicated corps of volunteers who are the secret to its success. They do everything from escorting museum tours to helping people research their family history to working in our museum ship to helping staff school programs. We have opportunities available on an ongoing basis, and invite you to match your skills with our needs.
By becoming a volunteer at HSCC, you can…
- Share your love of history
- Know you are actively helping to save and preserve Carroll County’s past
- Learn new skills and meet new people
- Receive training from experts in the history and museum field
- Participate in special workshops and programs
- Receive a 15% discount in the Museum Shop
- Attend HSCC programs for free or for reduced admission
Currently, HSCC’s top volunteer needs include:
Visitor Service Volunteers
These volunteers help greet visitors, check them in at the front desk, give tours and assist in the Society’s Bookshop. Slots are available Wednesday-Saturday from 10am-4pm.
Library volunteers help visitors with their research projects, respond to genealogical and other library-related inquiries that arrive via mail, e-mail, and telephone, and scan our one-of-a-kind letters, diaries, and other archival documents. Library volunteers typically choose one or two 12pm-4pm shifts between Wednesday and Saturday.
On-call Tour Docents
Docents are the key to our educational outreach efforts. They are especially needed when HSCC books larger group tours of its buildings and galleries. Typically, these tours occur Wednesday-Saturday 10am-4pm.
On-call Special Events Volunteers
HSCC hosts a variety of special events throughout the year. Volunteers help with a variety of activities at these events including set up help, participant registration help, activity help at events, event supply pick up and event clean up.
On-call Outreach Volunteers
The Society is asked on occasion to participate in community tabling events and other educational outreach events and programs such as school visits. Once trained, Outreach Volunteers offer a tremendous service in advancing the mission of the Society.
To express your interest in volunteering please fill out the form below. Please allow up to 3-6 weeks for a response as we have many requests and our goal is to match your skills with our needs so we find the right fit!