Opportunities for Involvement

An organization is only as strong as its volunteers – and we want YOU!

Dr. and Mrs. Christian Ezekwueche Volunteer Program

The Tubman Museum is growing and we are looking for you to join our team. Become a member of the Ezekwueche Volunteer Program. Members of this distinguished group serve as docents, docent aids, special event volunteers, and general volunteers promoting the mission of the Tubman Museum. Volunteers are placed based on where there skills and interests are. Join our team in one of the following categories:

Museum Store Volunteer

Volunteers who work in the museum store assist the Guest Services staff by helping with the register, keeping the museum organized, and greeting guests. Volunteers who work in this part of the museum need to enjoy working with and interacting with the public. Volunteers must be at least 15 years old to volunteer in the Museum Store.

General Volunteer

General Volunteers are volunteers who assist in different and various ways which includes educational programs and events. Volunteers must be at least be 12 years old (middle school age) to be a general volunteer.

Special Event Volunteers

Special Event Volunteers help when there is a special event being held at the museum. Special events include but are not limited to:

                • All That Jazz (January),
                • Pan-African Festival (April), and
                • International Taste of Soul (August).

Volunteers must be at least be 12 years old (middle school age) to be a Special Events Volunteer.

Sankofa Society

Sankofa Society Volunteers work as docents helping to lead tours and interpret information for museum guests and groups. Docents are a part of the fabric of our institution and work to provide an excellent educational experience for visitors. These individuals must enjoy working with the public, an interest in learning new things, and a passion for African American art, history, and culture. Active Docents are asked to do conduct at least five tours a month and are accepted in a winter and summer cohort. Docents are trained and attend continuing education sessions throughout the year to help and enhance their interpretation skills. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old to be a docent.

Sankofa Society Aid (Docent Aid)

Sankofa Society Aids work alongside docents and aid them during large group tours. Docent aids are not responsible for giving tours but assist in crowd control and make sure tours run smoothly while making sure tour groups are where they are supposed to be. Volunteers must be at least be16 years old to be a docent aid.

For more information or to sign up to be a volunteer please contact Trenda Byrd, Director of Education and Outreach, at 478-845-3814 (tbyrd@tubmanmuseum.com) or Tonja Khabir, Education Coordinator, at 478-238-0898 (tkhabir@tubmanmuseum.com).

Internships

Internships are available also. Categories include: Museum Studies, African American Studies, Art, Art Marketing, Communications, Public Relations, Non profit/Public administration, Education, etc. Contact Trenda Byrd for more information.

 

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