Do you enjoy history? Do you enjoy sharing it with others? Would you like to learn more about the rich history of Wilmington? If these things appeal to you, you have found the perfect niche at the Latimer House in downtown Wilmington!
We have a variety of opportunities for Volunteers as tour guides, research assistants, and computer assistants. We are happy to work with your schedule and welcome your sharing of your interests and skills.
The Volunteer Guides (Docents) at the Latimer House lead tours of the house and share the history of the house, the Latimer family, and Wilmington. Their responsibilities include greeting visitors and leading tours through the house.
Training, tour scripts, and background information are provided by the Lower Cape Fear Historical Society; prior to leading tours, volunteers have many opportunities to shadow trained Docents and do "practice tours" for friends and/or family. This is a terrific opportunity to learn more about the history of our wonderful area and to share it with others!
Do you enjoy walking, interacting with others, and learning more about the Historic District? Leading guided walking tours might be the perfect activity for you. Again, we provide scripts and training so that you will be ready to share your enthusiasm for our historic downtown with visitors and with locals.
Our research assistants work with our Archivist on a variety of projects. Would you like to learn more about a specific family, a period of time, an event, or something else that arouses your interest or curiosity? Then this is a wonderful opportunity for you.
Our computer assistants work primarily with our website and our communications. However, there are always other aspects of technology where your skills and interests would be welcome.
We look forward to hearing from you!
- Customer Service
- People Skills
- Verbal / Written Communication
- General Education
- Interior / Exterior Design
Good Match For
Teens People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 16
- Orientation or Training
- Docent shifts are from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.
- Scheduling is based on a volunteer's availability; the house is open Monday thru Saturday.