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HRMP Volunteer Opportunities

Historic Resources and Museum Program

Last updated Apr. 17, 2017 - 12:36 pm
The 2013 Historic Resources and Musem Program Volunteer Banquet

You can support your local museums and historic sites by becoming a volunteer. No matter your strengths and talents, there is something for everyone. Some of the activities Volunteers can help with are research, tours, and special events- just to name a few. The Historic Resources and Museum Program could not survive without all the talented volunteers that donate their time so selflessly.

Borden Building and Fletcher Amphitheater

An artifact in the collection at the Borden Building shows the building's past as part of the Methodist Home for Children

Contact: Joshua Ingersoll

Current Volunteer Opportunities

  • Inventory Project: If you are interested in helping with the preservation of artifacts, you can get involved with the inventory of the antiques at the Borden Building.

City of Raleigh Museum

Contact: Ernest Dollar

Current Volunteer Opportunities

  • Collections: Volunteers interested in working with the COR Museum collection of artifacts should choose this pathway. With the aid of the COR staff, volunteers help research and catalogue artifacts in the museum's collections as well as any incoming artifacts. This pathway requires almost no public interaction or time on your feet.
  • Special Programming: Throughout the year, the COR Museum offers special tours and programs, as well as school group tours. Volunteers interested in working with the public, especially school children K-12, should choose this pathway. Special programming includes thematic walking tours, educational programming, the Raleigh Reads book club, and other tours and group meetings. In general this pathway includes a lot of time on your feet and interaction with the public.
  • Special Events: Volunteers interested in helping with special events at the museum should choose this pathway. Though the museum hosts several special events throughout the year, this pathway requires fewer regular hours of commitment. It does require interaction with the public and some time on your feet.
  • Research: Volunteers interested in researching Raleigh's history should choose the research pathway. Research topics vary- architectural history, African American history, women's history, political history- research will be used for exhibits, special tours, education programs, events, or media features. This pathway requires little public interaction or work on your feet.

Historic Raleigh Trolley

All Aboard the Valentine Trolley

Contact: Historic Sites Manager Joshua Ingersoll

Current Volunteer Opportunities

  • School Field Trips – Almost 10,000 students visit Mordecai Historic Park every year. Many schools select to have a trolley tour as part of their field trip experience. Join us in our mission to educate students about how life has changed over time.
  • Special Events- The Haunted Trolley and Santa's trolley are just a couple of the trolley's special tours. You can lend a hand making these trips memorable for trolley patrons.

Latta House and University Site

Contact: Troy Burton

Mordecai Historic Park

Service Day Volunteers at Mordecai Historic Park

Contact: Joshua Ingersoll

Current Volunteer Opportunities

  • Docent Program – This program offers training in local and site-specific history. Volunteers then conduct guided tours of the Mordecai House and outbuildings.
  • School Field Trips – Almost 10,000 students visit Mordecai Historic Park every year. Join us in our mission to educate students about how life has changed over time.
  • Special Events – Several large events are held each year that highlight the history and offerings of Mordecai. Haunted Mordecai and Santa's Trolley are two of our most popular events. Volunteers are needed to assist with a range of activities including special guided tours, crafts, and games.
  • Grounds Beautification – There are always projects that need to be done on the grounds and gardens. Volunteers help keep Mordecai looking its best.

Pope House Museum

Contact: Ernest Dollar

Current Volunteer Opportunities

  • Special Programs: Volunteers are trained to lead guided tours of the house on Saturdays. In general, this pathway includes a lot of time on your feet and interaction with the public.

Tucker House

Artifacts at the Tucker House

Contact: Douglas Porter

Current Volunteer Opportunities

  • Inventory Project: If you are interested in helping with the preservation of artifacts, you can get involved with the inventory of the antiques at the Tucker House.

Membership

As a member you will help revitalize and preserve North Carolina's history. You will also enjoy cross program perks at the City of Raleigh Museum, The Raleigh Trolley, Mordecai Historic Park, Borden, Tucker, and Pope House Museum.

There are many perks:

  • Free admission to select site and museum events
  • Free admission for select tours
  • Free admission to select lectures
  • Free admission to Mordecai Historic Park
  • Free admission to City of Raleigh Museum
  • 10% gift shop discount at Mordecai and City Museum
  • 10% discount on all site rentals
  • The Raleigh Register Program Newsletter
You can join the COR Museum Friends Group or the Mordecai Square Association; perks convey to each.

Benefits

As a benefit to volunteering for the Historic Resources and Museums Program, volunteers are offered a 10% gift shop discount and free admission to special events and lectures offered at their volunteering location. Additionally, an Annual Volunteer Banquet is held to honor volunteers and their families.

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