Volunteer Information

The Detroit Historical Society's Volunteer Program Open Enrollment is now LIVE!  

If you're searching for exciting and engaging volunteer opportunities--with an emphasis on Detroit and its remarkable history--then look no further!!  We're expanding our volunteer program to match a variety of educational and professional backgrounds and skill sets.  Check out our current opportunites:

Collections Research

Museum Collections

Marketing: Collections Project

Marketing & Social Media

Photography

Scanner

Visitor Experience

 

Find an opportunity that fits your interests?  Then be sure to follow these quick and easy steps to begin the volunteer application process!

  1. Complete and submit a DHS Volunteer Application powered by Volgistics
     
  2. Download, complete and forward an Authorization for Background Check form (all volunteer applicants aged 18+)
  3. Wait to be contacted by volunteer program staff for further information regarding the next steps in our volunteer application process.  (Don't worry, we'll be in touch within 72 hours!)  

 

If you are looking for short-term volunteer opportunities for community service, college extra credit or are a high school student interested in donating your time, we may be able to accommodate you. 

Please review the Temporary and/or Youth Volunteer Information Sheets for more information.  Please keep in mind that not all submitted applications will result in volunteer placement. 

Temporary Volunteer Information

Looking to volunteer on a one-time basis or for a maximum number of hours? We may have placement for you. Click below to find out more info!

Temporary Volunteer Information & Application

Upon completion and submission of your volunteer application, please download, complete and forward the appropriate supplementary documents to arlethaw@detroithistorical.org.

• Authorization for Background Check Form (volunteer applicants aged 18+)

Youth Volunteer Information

In an effort to accommodate the increasing need for youth to engage with community organizations by providing volunteer services, the Detroit Historical Society is proud to introduce its formal Youth Volunteer program. Learn more and apply below.

• Youth Volunteer Information & Application 

Upon completion and submission of your volunteer application, please download, complete and forward the appropriate supplementary documents to arlethaw@detroithistorical.org.

• Youth Parental Consent Form (volunteer applicants under 18 years of age)

 

Questions? Comments? Concerns? Please don't hesitate to contact Arletha Walker, HR & Volunteer Manager at arlethaw@detroithistorical.org