Volunteer with Vulcan

 

Why Volunteer?

As a Vulcan Park and Museum volunteer, you invest in the future of Vulcan, Birmingham and our community. Volunteers help educate visitors about the history of our city and enrich guests’ experiences while in Birmingham. We offer flexible volunteer schedules, training and many other great benefits. Even if you’re short on time, you can still get involved in a meaningful way!

  • No experience needed
  • Training provided
  • Time commitments vary
  • Weekday/weekend shifts available
  • Must be at least 18 years old
 
Here are some of the ways you can volunteer:

Docent
A docent volunteers his or her time to be a museum teacher and interpret Vulcan Center Museum exhibits to schoolchildren. They share knowledge in a lively and entertaining manner with children and help to enhance their experience at Vulcan Park and Museum.

Docent training includes the history of Vulcan and Birmingham as well as touring technique tips. No previous teaching experience required - just a love of learning and an interest in history.

Special Events
Help with Vulcan Park and Museum sponsored events throughout the year. You will provide an extra hand by assisting with parking, collecting admission, serving drinks and much more!

Visitor Services
Work with Vulcan Park and Museum’s Visitor Services staff to ensure our park visitors have the best experience possible. You will greet visitors as they arrive, assist in the Gift Shop during peak hours, take tickets at the tower and more!

Administrative
Support Vulcan Park and Museum Administrative staff by performing various administrative duties that include filing, mailings, answering phones and clerical work.

Archiving Assistant
Assist Vulcan Park and Museum with the organization and preservation of donated materials by helping document and store items for future generations to learn from and enjoy.

Gardening
Help keep Vulcan Park and Museum beautiful for visitors by seasonally planting and maintaining designated flowerbeds around the park.

Vulcan Park and Museum Volunteer Handbook

For information about becoming a volunteer or docent, please call Educational Program Coordinator Lindsay Elliott at 205.933.1409 ext. 29 or lelliott@visitvulcan.com.