As a Vulcan Park and Museum volunteer, you’re investing in the future of Vulcan, Birmingham, and our entire community. Volunteers are vital in helping educate visitors about the history of our city, and enriching their experiences while in Birmingham. We offer flexible volunteer schedules, training, and many other great benefits. Even if you’re short on time, you can still get involved in a meaningful way!

  • No experience needed
  • Training provided
  • Weekday/weekend shifts available
  • Must be at least 18 years old

Volunteer Options


Impact the lives of students by teaching them local history and how they are part of the story! As a docent, you’ll gain a deeper knowledge of local history while sharing it in a fun and interactive way with students from across the region. We provide training for educational content and classroom management skills. We ask a commitment of 20 tours a year.

Collections Cataloger

Have you wondered what’s in Vulcan’s historical collection? Would you like to see for yourself? Consider volunteering as a collections cataloger! Catalogers carefully sift through boxes and files, making notes on each artifact that they come across and taking informal pictures for our database. NO EXPERIENCE necessary! We provide training and our Collections Manager is always onsite to help. Shifts are available twice per week and are 4 hours each.

Public Events Volunteer

Be at the center of Vulcan-hosted community celebrations, fundraisers, open houses, and educational programs brought to you by the region’s top performers and scholars! Public events volunteers work outdoors, surrounded by good music and fun during our Vulcan AfterTunes events and Birthday Bash, as well as other exciting events throughout the year. With a minimum commitment of only 2 events a year, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to still enjoy great concerts and other live performances throughout the year.

Office Volunteer

Use your detail-oriented and organizational expertise to help everyone at Vulcan fulfill our mission! Work behind the scenes with Vulcan Park and Museum staff to help spread the word about upcoming events and fundraising opportunities, as well as research and organize data to help us accomplish our yearly goals. Volunteers will learn how Vulcan operates as a nonprofit and about the local area through research and travel. No minimum hour requirements.

Student Interns

Gain valuable real-world experience and references from people in your field! As a student intern, you’ll work alongside Vulcan Park and Museum staff to help make events, tours, and exhibits a reality, all while developing the work experience section on your resume. Learn firsthand how a nonprofit operates while also learning specific skills in your field of study. The typical commitment is one semester, and hours vary based on class requirements.

Special Project Volunteers

Help do the behind-the-scenes work that enhances visitor experience and advances our mission! Special Project Volunteers can assist us with landscaping, surveying visitors, reading exhibit text, or serving on a committee. These are only a few of many ways you can use your skills and knowledge to help Vulcan Park and Museum follow its mission while working with other people with similar interests and goals. No minimum hour requirements.

Junior Leadership Board

The Junior Leadership Board supports the mission and needs of Vulcan Park and Museum and assists leadership with the general promotion of the organization. Junior Leadership Board members will have many opportunities to become involved including the continued development of the Vulcans On Parade community art project. Other benefits include, but are not limited to, an opportunity to possibly serve on the Board of Directors in the future, invitations to special events, and the ability to expand your horizons and network with a diverse group of young professionals.


Volunteer with Vulcan Park & Museum