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New Volunteers


Thank you for your interest in the Ohio History Connection Volunteer Program!


Our dedicated volunteers truly embody the mission of the Ohio History Connection – they enable the community to connect with the past to understand the present and create a better future. Volunteers enable the Ohio History Connection to provide educational and public programming, maintain collections, and provide research and reference services. Administration, Archaeology, Digital Services, Programming and Visitor Studies are just some of the departments that volunteers support. 

History Lovers ages 12 and above are encouraged to apply to become a Volunteer.  Volunteers ages 12 – 13 must participate with a parent or guardian during their volunteer shifts. Interested candidates ages 12 - 17 must complete and submit a Youth and Teen Application form. Please note a parent or guardian must sign this before participation in the Volunteer Program. Adults ages 18 and over must complete an Adult Application form. 

Completed forms can be returned via email, mail, or fax.

Email volunteer@ohiohistory.org 

Mail to: Ohio History Connection Volunteer Office

800 East 17th Avenue, Columbus OH 43211

Fax: (614) 297-2300

Phone: (614) 297-2392

After applications are received, candidates will be contacted to schedule a phone interview to discuss placement and availability. Please note, background checks are required for all applicants and placement in any volunteer position is contingent upon successful results.  

Available Opportunities

View list of current opportunities:


Night at The Museum

Volunteer opportunities are currently unavailable in the following areas:

  • Archives and Library
  • Collections (Archaeology, History Services)

Benefits of Volunteering

In addition to a rewarding and engaging experience, Volunteers can also enjoy the following benefits:

  • Free Admission to the Ohio History Center and Ohio Village (Open Seasonally)
  • Museum Store Discount
  • Education and training opportunities
  • Membership for Individuals who contribute at least 60 hours in a calendar year
  • Echoes, Membership Newsletter
  • Volunteer Newsletter and Monthly E-Blasts
  • Participation in RSVP for volunteers ages 55+
  • Friends, Fun, and Great Events!