Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, in Collinsville, Illinois, is seeking volunteers to assist in the Interpretive Center/Museum with greeting visitors, working the information desk, assisting visitors in the exhibit gallery, and giving guided tours. Other volunteers do clerical work for the site staff, help catalog and file in the library, or assist the Cahokia Mounds Museum Society in the Gift Shop.
Volunteers normally work a four hour morning or afternoon shift, once a week. Some work one day each week, others work every other week or once a month, and some just assist with special events.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site
30 Ramey Street, Collinsville, IL 62234, US
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.
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.