Join committees (advocacy, volunteer, fundraising, special events). Serve as weekly tutors (ESL and Citizenship). Share professional skills (medical, legal, financial, social services). Advocate and raise awareness. Help with events. Donate to support our work.

Community Guides are invaluable to the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center. They play an important role in implementing the museum’s education mission by guiding groups of all ages on a variety of tours of the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center exhibitions. Training is provided. We are always accepting guide applications.

Greeters welcome visitors to the Heritage Center, introduce visitors to the contemporary art gallery as well as the historical exhibit Pride Overcomes Prejudice. They are also well informed about the goings on in the City Center. The JSAAHC relies on its greeters to create a welcoming environment to all of its guests.

The Heritage Center auditorium seats as few as 28 and as many as 150–setting up and breaking down for each event can take as much as 2 hours. We also need help installing and de-installing our temporary exhibitions. Volunteers must be able to lift a minimum of 50lbs.

Our behind the scenes administrative departments such as exhibitions, public programs, advancement, information technology, trips and membership keep the Heritage Center running. Volunteers in these areas are granted a behind-the-scenes look at how the Heritage Center develops and grows. Volunteer opportunities are available Tuesday-Friday 10-6pm, Saturday 10-3pm and as needed for special events.

The Jefferson School African American Heritage Center enjoys a busy schedule of events: lectures, meetings, exhibit openings, cook-offs, and more. Volunteers are often needed at these events to ensure that they run smoothly. Event volunteers may find themselves collecting tickets, setting out hors d’oeuvres, opening bottles, or greeting visitors.

Help us promote our events through social media, hanging posters and handing out leaflets. If you have a flare for design we could use your graphic skills as well.

We are looking for a few fluent Spanish-speakers who could translate our intake forms and resource pamphlets from English into Spanish. Translation can be done here in the office, or we could send you the information electronically and you could volunteer at home. There are several Spanish-speakers at ReadyKids who can proof read the final…

If you like computers and electronics and are knowledgeable in this field or are interested in learning more about them, OLLI and our instructors are always in need of extra support with Audio-Visual equipment. We generally use just a few software programs (mostly PowerPoint) on laptops connected to data projectors. However, we also use DVD/CD…

The class moderator supports the instructor and classmates in a Zoom class by admitting class members from the waiting room and managing the Q&A period. In some classes, at the instructor’s request, they may also run PowerPoint slides, help lead class discussion and the like. Before the start of each semester volunteers are matched with…