The Ohio History Connection hosts school groups year round for our immersive educational programs. These dynamic programs require a team of quick thinking, friendly educators/mentors, in modern clothes or historic costume. This position is great for volunteers who have classroom experience, studying education, or just want to give back and create meaningful connections with youth. Volunteers will help facilitate hands-on educational activities in the museum and Ohio Village on a variety of topics.
Requirements: Volunteers must able to interact with children in an informal setting and with a variety of learning styles.
Time Commitment: This position has specific training sessions for each program and a time commitment of a least a few days a month during each program from 10am-2pm W-F, Sept. - May. This is an ongoing volunteer opportunity throughout the school year. Student schedules may vary.
Training: Specific training is provided for each session, each year.
School Year programs:
Discovery Archaeology- October
Winter Holidays- December
Founding Documents- February
Underground Railroad- March-April
Common Cents- April
Thunder Mugs and Tea Cups- May
Volunteers currently receive the following perks:
* Impacting children’s life through Ohio’s history
* Free admission to the Ohio History Center (on normal operating days)
* Discount in the Ohio History Center Museum Store
* Discounts on fees for workshops, lectures, special events, and tours sponsored by the Ohio History Connection
* Volunteer events/socials
* Volunteers donating a certain amount of hours in a calendar year are eligible to receive a free volunteer membership the following year:
- Free regular admission for one year to all 50+ sites and museums statewide
- Discounts on most purchases in the Ohio History Store and Archives/Library at the Ohio History Center, participating sites and online
- Reciprocal membership benefits at over 200 historical museums and sites nationwide through the "Time Travelers" program
- Invitations to members-only events and exhibit openings
- Enjoy Buy One, Get One Free admission to select Columbus museums and attractions (COSI, Zoo, CMA, Franklin Park and more)
- General Education
- People Skills
- Youth Services
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- Flexible days W-F, 4 hour shifts