Opportunities & Benefits

Old Salem relies on volunteerism to meet its operational and restoration needs and is greatly appreciative of its volunteer staff! There are many opportunities for volunteers in various departments throughout the museum.

Volunteer Benefits

  • 20% off purchases in retail stores
  • Free admission for volunteer with Old Salem ID badge
  • Periodic email updates about available opportunities and updates

Old Salem Volunteer Opportunities

  • Gallery Volunteer
    • Greet visitors and answer questions in the new Dianne H. Furr Moravian Decorative Arts Gallery in the Frank L. Horton Museum Center
    • Volunteers would work 3.5 hour shifts, based on your availability
  • Special Event Assistant
    • Various locations, as-needed basis
    • Attend conferences and seminars and assist in set-up and manpower
    • Sell retail and concessions at on-site events
    • Welcome event guests, hand out programs, assist in coat-checks
    • Assist in parking directions
  • Distribution Retail Assistant
    • Location: Distribution Center, as needed basis
    • Assist in assembling new products, gift baskets
    • Assist in retail packaging/unpacking
  • Retail Outreach Assistant
    • Various locations, as needed basis
    • Accompany retail staff with various outreach booths across the tri-state region
  • Exhibit Interpreter 
    • Various locations, daily need
    • St. Philips, Blum House, Winkler Bakery, MESDA
    • Provide active and accurate storytelling to visitors
    • Some positions require costumed interpretation, depending on location
  • General Office Assistant
    • Location: Single Brothers’ House, as needed basis
    • Help prepare envelopes and packages for mailings
    • Assist in retail packaging/unpacking
    • Sort and assemble multi-page documents
  • Data Entry Assistant
    • Location: Single Brothers’ House, as needed basis
    • Input data from visitor tickets and other forms into Excel spreadsheets
  • Gift Shop Assistant
    • Location: Moravian Book and Gift Shop, seasonal need
    • Assist in selling/pouring hot cider for visitors during Candle Tea
  • Horticulture Assistant
    • Location: on-site, as needed basis
    • Conduct garden tours for visitors (Master Gardener preferred)
    • Assist in seed-saving initiatives
  • Archaeology Assistant
    • Location: on-site, as needed basis
    • Washing artifacts
    • Assist in cataloging documents and artifacts