Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

The Columbus Museum posts all available volunteer positions on this web page. Please check here often for the latest volunteer opportunities. Volunteer applicants must be at least 15 years or older to apply.

A bounty of BENEFITS for Volunteers:

• 20% discount on items purchased in the Museum Shop
• Discounts on Museum classes, workshops and programs
• Training to perform assigned job with confidence
• References for outside employment or scholarship applications
• Regular updates on exhibitions and programs to ensure awareness of museum changes and events
• Special volunteer recognition—The Muse, an annual luncheon for the adult volunteers, bus trip, and more!
• Opportunity to explore new fields of interest and to renew old skills
• Personal satisfaction of supporting a true community resource

View the Adult Volunteer Application or Student Volunteer Application.


Volunteer Orientation

Occurs Monthly

Interested in becoming a volunteer? Please join our team at The Columbus Museum! We are always looking for energetic people with a passion for history and art. At the orientation you will complete all the steps required for you to start volunteering. You must RSVP to attend the orientation.


Volunteer Opportunities

Docent and Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon
APRIL 23 | 11 A.M.-1 P.M.
Docents and volunteers, join us at our annual luncheon celebrating your hard work and dedication throughout the year! A catered lunch will be provided with an awards ceremony to follow.


The Museum Strikes Back: A Special Star Wars Day
Program MAY 4 | 5-8 P.M.
Number of volunteers needed: 8 Volunteers will have fun working with our Education Department at our Star Wars Day program! Volunteer duties will include helping children and families with art activities and with the set-up and breakdown of the event. Minimum age requirement: 14


Museum Gift Shop
(Museum hours with flexible shifts)
Duties: Shop volunteers deal daily with the Museum’s guests by providing them with excellent service. Volunteers are required to handle transactions, restock merchandise, and keep the Shop tidy.
Minimum age requirement: 16


Information Volunteer
(Museum hours with flexible shifts)
Duties: Volunteers will greet guests and assist with questions regarding the Museum, exhibitions, upcoming events, and more!
Minimum age requirement: 18


Other Opportunities may include:
Volunteering with different museum departments, such as Design, Curatorial or Development.

Please fill out the Adult Volunteer Application and return it to pbutts@columbusmuseum.com or send directly to the museum.


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