Adult Volunteer Program
The Southern Museum is always looking for volunteers, ages 18 and up, to help maintain its commitment to providing an exciting and impressive experience to visitors. Volunteers are integral to the continued success of the Museum and provide a valuable service, not only to the Museum but to the entire community.
Opportunities exist with Curatorial, Library and Archives, Education, Special Events, and our Gift Shop. We also welcome people with carpentry experience to assist with special projects as needed.
In addition to the satisfaction of working at a world-class Museum and meeting people who share a love of history and the community, volunteers will receive a FREE annual membership to the Museum that includes:
Unlimited free admission for one year for Volunteer
20% discount on Museum shop purchases
Invitation to exclusive Members Only events, including exhibition previews
Priority notice and seating for all lectures and community programs
Subscription to Museum newsletter
Opportunities to participate in continuing education trips and lectures
Teen Volunteer Program
Do you know a teen looking for a fun, rewarding volunteer opportunity this fall? Check out the Southern Museum’s new Teen Volunteer Program! Volunteers will have the opportunity to learn more about the Museum, including trains and the Civil War, and share their knowledge with museum visitors of all ages. We especially invite students looking to develop their leadership skills, practice communication and teamwork, and who are exploring career options. This is the perfect opportunity to earn volunteer hours while doing something meaningful!
Volunteers will be trained to facilitate hands-on activity stations in the Museum for visitors. These stations focus on a variety of history and science concepts, like Civil War music, how trains are made, or how pistons work. Each station has a few hands-on activities to illustrate new concepts, plus volunteers are able to share new facts and knowledge with visitors. We will train and coach volunteers through this process, so no need to be nervous!
This opportunity is very flexible- volunteers can set their own schedule on select weekends and holidays. We ask each volunteer to commit to a minimum of four 2.5-hour shifts, in addition to a 3-hour training.