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Collection's Assistant - History Center

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ORGANIZATION: Volunteer Polk

  • 10 people are interested

The Polk County History Center (PCHC) is asking for two to three collections assistant volunteers who are interested in working behind the scenes helping the Curator of Collections. The history center in Bartow houses a collection of artifacts including textiles, tools, weapons, fossils, artwork, photographs, and digital items. Collections Assistant volunteers will assist the Curator of Collections who accepts new artifacts, manages the care of these artifacts, and catalogs and digitizes the collection.

Tasks that may be assigned are reorganizing shelves; digitizing, scanning, and photographing artifacts; data entry into Past Perfect software; light cleaning; filing; exhibit assembly or disassembly; and customer service.

What was once the Polk County Courthouse now serves as the History Center and houses the historical museum and library. The museum serves Polk’s community through educational programs, special events, and volunteer opportunities. The museum’s exhibits and programs continue to grow and change and there is always something new to discover. The museum collection includes natural and cultural objects related to Polk and the greater central Florida area that represent our history from pre-Columbian to present day eras. The artifacts on display at the museum represent individuals, cultural groups, and events significant to the region.

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About Volunteer Polk


1290 Golfview Avenue, Bartow, FL 33830, US

Mission Statement

Volunteer Polk’s Mission: We mobilize volunteers and resources to improve the quality of life for people throughout Polk County.


Polk County volunteers are seeking to:

  • Make A Difference,
  • Meet Others, and/or to
  • Maximize their Career Skills - while assisting various agencies in County government.

Assignments are targeted to make a difference in the areas of:

  • Education -STEM
  • Environment
  • Economic Development & Community
  • Health & Nutrition
  • Public Safety

You may choose to volunteer once-a-week or once-in-a-while!


Arts & Culture
Education & Literacy
Arts & Culture, Education & Literacy


We'll work with your schedule.


100 East Main StreetBartow, FL 33830



  • Photography
  • Inventory Management
  • Curating
  • History




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Local Background Screen National Sex Offender Registry Screen Polk BoCC Volunteer History Screen

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