Volunteers / Internships

Volunteers Preserving High Point’s history is a big job, and the Museum relies upon volunteers for help.

A number of opportunities are available, which are suited to meet a variety of interests and personalities. All approved Museum volunteers go through a free general orientation to the Museum and volunteer program. Additional training will then take place based on a volunteer’s interest area; the length of this specialized training varies.

Flexibility
Volunteer hours for some positions are more flexible than others. While many volunteers prefer to have a set time to come in, others prefer to keep their schedules open. There are different volunteer positions available to meet both of these preferences.

Year-Round Opportunities
Volunteer opportunities exist year-round in the Collections, Education, and Membership departments as well as our Museum Store. No matter what your interest, the Museum will endeavor to work with you to create a rewarding experience.

Volunteer Benefits
  • 10% discount in Museum Store (excluding Online store)
  • Volunteers are annually recognized at a Volunteer Reception
  • Docent volunteers are invited to explore other sites on free Docent Field Trips
  • Receive invitation to High Point Historical Society annual meeting at member rate
  • Receive all mailings and e-blasts from High Point Museum and High Point Historical Society
Areas to Volunteer
  • Guided Tours and Educational Programs
  • Collections: Cataloger, Data Entry, Inventory Control, Library Aide, Photo Aide
  • Museum Store: Museum Store Assistant
  • High Point Historical Society committees including planning special events and fundraisers
Internships
Preserving High Point’s history is a big job, and the Museum relies upon volunteers and interns for help. The High Point Museum welcomes the opportunity to nurture future museum professionals.

We offer credit and non-credit unpaid internships to high school, college, and graduate students interested in exploring a Museum career.

Internships are available in the areas of Collections, Education and Community Relations.