History Center volunteers enjoy these Benefits:
- Flexible scheduling
- Free admission to special events you staff
- Museum is free when you’re not volunteering
- Use of Ancestry.com
Q: What positions are available?
A: We have volunteer positions in our Collections, Exhibits, Education, Research Library, Marketing & Social Media, Office Assistant and Greeter Desk. For descriptions, click Volunteer positions list.
Q: How many hours would I be required to work?
A: Depending upon the volunteer position, volunteers are scheduled anywhere from 3 hours per month to 20 hours per week.
Q: Do I have to volunteer on a regular schedule?
A: Greeters and Collections Volunteers generally work within a regular schedule. Special Events and Buildings & Grounds positions are great for those who work during the week, as most of the projects can be done at any time. Other positions have flexible schedules.
Q: Will I be trained for my position?
A: Yes, this is an important part of the volunteer process. You are provided with an orientation and continuing support while you volunteer.
Q: Where do I park? How do I get there?
A: Unfortunately, there is no designated parking for volunteers. The City parking lot at 6th and Lincoln has some metered parking and the first 3 hours are free at these meters. On-street parking is $1 per hour or 25 cents per 15 minute increment and these meters take debit/credit cards for a 30 cent additional fee. An application for a Zone 4 parking permit may be obtained at the Museum office. Stickers may be purchased at City Hall (Showers Plaza) for $25. The Zone 4 Permit allows you to park unlimited hours in any Residential Zone 4 space. We understand that parking can be a major inconvenience to our volunteers and we appreciate your patient approach to this problem. For additional parking information, please request a Downtown Parking Handout created by the City of Bloomington.