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ORGANIZATION: Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site

  • 133 people are interested
Cahokia Mounds Volunteers
Some of our Volunteers who greet visitors and work the Information Desk

Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, in Collinsville, Illinois, is seeking volunteers to give guided tours or assist with special events. Tour guides are given a prewritten script and instructions on how to give a tour at this World Heritage Site. Special events may include playing Native American games with students on Field Trips, along with a staff person. A volunteer application is available at the website cahokiamounds.org or by emailing Linda.Sinco@illinois.gov. Upon receipt of the application, an interview and a background check will be given. Thank you for your interest in Cahokia Mounds.

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About Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site

Location:

30 Ramey Street, Collinsville, IL 62234, US

Mission Statement

To interpret Cahokia Mounds and the Mississippian culture through exhibits, programs, and the media, to make the public aware of this, the largest prehistoric Indian community in the United States.

Description

Cahokia Mounds is a State Historic Site, a National Historic Landmark, and in 1982 became a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is the largest prehistoric Indian community north of Mexico, covering 5-6 square miles, with 120 mounds, and a population at its peak of 10-20,000 people. 100 foot-high Monks Mound is the largest prehistoric earthwork in the Americas. The Woodhenge sun calendar has been reconstructed at the original location. A world-class museum tells the story of this ancient city and its inhabitants, and their accomplishments.

CAUSE AREAS

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

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

30 Ramey StreetCollinsville, IL 62234

(38.65492,-90.0592)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • usually half day a week or every other week
  • special events, guided tours

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