Individual Volunteer Opportunities:
Volunteers were instrumental in the preservation of the Hezekiah Alexander Home Site and the establishment of The Charlotte Museum of History. Volunteers continue to play a meaningful role in our operations by working with staff to welcome guests and provide guided tours.
Volunteering at The Charlotte Museum of History is a great way to learn more about history, meet new people, learn and share information, and make a real contribution to our cultural life.
- Docent/Tour Guide
- Visitor Services
- Large Programs & Events
- Private Event Rentals
Landscaping & Museum Facilities Upkeep
Living History Demonstrations
Collections Work/Exhibits (please note, previous experience required)
Group Volunteer Opportunities:
Are you part of a corporate or civic organization that volunteers to make your community better? We can use your help at the Charlotte Museum of History! Below are projects your group can help us complete. If you can provide labor AND materials – fantastic! Just labor? We’ll take that too! And if your group can think of other tasks it would like to offer that aren’t on this list, give us a call to discuss your ideas. Any questions can be directed to Angel Johnston, Adult Education Specialist, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Museum is pleased to offer large free-to-our-community events throughout the year including the African American Heritage Festival and the Indigenous Peoples Celebration.
These events benefit from additional help from community organizations to assist with setup, cleanup, and visitor services.
We are fortunate to have over 7 acres of beautiful grounds, but from to time they can use a bit of a cleanup. We are looking for help clearing any branches or leaves from community spaces, ensuring no litter has made its way onto the grounds, and raking the gravel paths.
We also request assistance with our quarterly deep cleans of the historic structures including dusting, sweeping, and general clean-up following museum best practices. Please note, any work in the historic structures is supervised by Museum staff and volunteers agree to undergo training prior to any work being completed.
The entrance of the Museum is planted with perennials and shrubs that are welcoming – and in need of a refresh! There are also grassy areas, enjoyed by students and families, that could be revived with new seeding and fertilizer. There are several shrubs that should be removed, the grassy areas need to be resown with seed, and there is light weeding needed throughout the beds.
The tasks involved in the Landscaping Project include:
• Removing dead azalea bushes
• Weeding the beds
• Re-mulching the beds
• Aerating the grassy areas of the lawn and re-seeding
The materials need in the Landscaping Project include:
• Shovels, spades, hand trowels, wheelbarrows
• Aerator, fescue seed, and hay