There are many Volunteer positions for teens and adults looking to donate their time and expertise. You can volunteer at the Lakeshore Museum Center’s main site, the Hackley and Hume Historic Sites, our Collections and Archives Buildings, and the Muskegon Heritage Museum. You can even volunteer virtually!
Check out the opportunities below!
Questions or don’t see something you’re interested in, but really want to join our team? Contact the Volunteer Manager at Marci@lakeshoremuseum.org for more information.
Guest Relations Docent
Locations: The Lakeshore Museum Center, Muskegon Heritage Museum.
Enjoy interacting with others? Join our team as a Docent! Guest Relations Docents work at the Lakeshore Museum Center and Muskegon Heritage Museum greeting visitors at special events and programs, offering directions through the Museum, and provide a positive experience to guests at the Museum.
Locations: The Hackley and Hume Historic Site including the Depression Era House and Fire Barn Museum
Join the Interpretive Team at the Hackley and Hume Historic Sites! Interpreters lead tours through the H&H homes, Depression Era house, and The Fire Barn Museum. If you love history and want to share it with others, this is the position for you!
Collections and Archives
Locations: Archives and Collections Buildings, the Muskegon Heritage Museum
Assist the Collections and Archives department by preserving artifacts, and providing research on 3-D objects and documents. Collections and Archive volunteers help develop research for upcoming exhibits all while gaining more knowledge about Muskegon and the West Michigan community.
Locations: Lakeshore Museum Center, Muskegon Heritage Museum
Volunteer for school tours, play and learn programs, and special programs that center on teaching kids and families about science and history in Muskegon County. Education docents provide supplemental knowledge to exhibits and may be trained on special demonstrations including STEM programs and activities.
Buildings and Exhibits
Locations: All sites!
The Museum is always adding to its historic buildings, designing and constructing new exhibits, plus handling the general wear and tear that comes with maintaining a museum. If you are someone who enjoys working with their hands and creating new materials and structures, volunteer for our exhibits and maintenance department to create something everlasting for the museum and the Muskegon Community! Buildings and Exhibits volunteers will be required to pass additional safety trainings for certain tasks.
Location: All sites!