At the Ohio History Center, located in Columbus, Ohio, and at our sites around the state, volunteers help people connect with the past to understand the present and create a better future. In order to meet our mission, the Society hosts a variety of opportunities to engage community members. Special events in the Ohio Village unite Ohioans as they experience a town during the civil war era. Tour guides create a world of wonder as they explore the museum with visitors of all ages. Educational aides inform students on important events in Ohio’s past. Library assistants help historians and scholars in their research. Archaeology and curatorial aides clean, store and preserve Ohio’s collections. Data entry clerks maintain the Society’s many databases. While museum shop attendants make sure everyone leaves with a little piece of history. No matter your interest and availability, the Society has a position for you.
The Society has sites all over Ohio. You can locate a site in your area and contact the site manager for volunteer opportunities. Listings of sites can be found at http://www.ohiohistory.org/places/.
The time volunteers give to the Ohio Historical Society is greatly appreciated! In return, History Center volunteers receive free admission to the History Center in Columbus, access to educational opportunities and behind-the-scene tours, a discount on workshops and items at the History Center museum store, and of course fun!
First, find an opportunity and location that interests you. Visit the list of sites at http://www.ohiohistory.org/places/ and contact the site manager for more information. If you would like to get involved at the Ohio History Center in Columbus, call 614.297.2392. Ohio History Center volunteer positions require an application.
Please think about joining this vital group of people who help make history today!
Volunteers must be available between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
To apply, please complete a volunteer application, which can be downloaded at: http://www.ohiohistory.org/about/vol.html and submit a resume. Please send all application materials to Annamae Kacsandi, Lead Volunteer Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are no internships currently available.
Opportunities are available for eligible students at Columbus State Community College and OSU. For CSCC students, click here to view available positions:CSCC work-study web page. OSU students can click here to view available positions: OSU work-study web page.
If you do not see an opportunity that interests you, just contact the volunteer office for the latest information. You can
call 614-297-2392, or write the office at 800 E. 17th Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43211-2497.
Volunteer at OHS Sites
Around the state of Ohio the Society maintains 58 sites. The subject matter of these sites ranges from prehistoric Ohio to historic as well as the natural history of Ohio. Many of these sites have great volunteer opportunities. Volunteers at the sites do everything from interpretation to maintenance.
To inquire about volunteer possibilities at other sites: examine our site list at http://www.ohiohistory.org/places/, then contact the site of your choice to request volunteer information.