Volunteers are a vital part of the team that carries out the mission of the Department of Archives and History and the Museum of Alabama. Volunteer opportunities are available for all ages and are set to match your schedule. If you love history, enjoy people, need experience to boost a resume, and want to see what happens behind-the-scenes in an archives and museum, apply to be a volunteer!

Current Volunteer Needs

  • Museum Guides
    Become a trained museum guide and lead student and adult tours through the Museum of Alabama’s exhibit galleries. Perfect for those who love history, people, and teaching others.
  • Museum Store
    Work in our retail store providing service to guests as they purchase souvenirs, books, and other Alabama history-related and Alabama-made items.
  • Behind-the-Scenes
    Work with archives and museum staff to process and care for archival and museum collections.
  • Digitization Aide
    Work in our digitization lab to help make our vast collection of records and other materials available online. This role is perfect for those who prefer behind-the-scenes and are good with computers.
  • Student Volunteers
    If you are a high school student with an interest in history, you can become a student volunteer! Volunteering at the Archives is a great way to spend free time during the summer or after school and to fulfill community service requirements.
  • Front Desk or Research Receptionist
    Be the face of the Alabama Archives and Museum of Alabama as a front desk greeter. Help guests sign-in and provide directions for their visit. Good people skills are a must!

Benefits of Volunteering

  • Volunteer break area stocked with coffee, drinks and snacks
  • Enrichment activities that highlight the history of the state and the work at the Archives
  • First-hand look at what goes on behind the scenes at the Archives
  • Special parking spots
  • 10% discount on all Museum Store purchases

Become a Volunteer

For more details, see our Handbook for Volunteers. To volunteer, email a completed application to Calli Patterson at calli.patterson@archives.alabama.gov:

Current Volunteers

Current volunteers log into Volgistics to access their hours remotely or sign up for tours and other assignments: https://www.volgistics.com/ex2/vicnet.dll?FROM=17035.

If you have any questions, contact Calli Patterson at 334-353-4745 or calli.patterson@archives.alabama.gov.