Volunteer Opportunities

Would you like to to make a lasting impact in our community?

Volunteers are the heart of the Holocaust Memorial Center.  From the Holocaust survivors who speak to groups to the museum shop personnel, volunteers are essential to our mission.

Many opportunities are available: from docenting to working in the library as well as staff aide, museum host, and front desk greeter positions. Time spent volunteering at the HMC can be used toward fulfilling service hours required by congregational and school programs.
 
The HMC begins a new training session each year for individuals wishing to become docents. Candidates learn how to explain and interpret the museum's exhibits by viewing videos, reading selected materials, and sharing the experience of master docents. A training script is distributed.

The HMC is seeking adults to serve as volunteers in its Doris & Eric Billes Museum Shop. No heavy physical work is involved and there are accommodations for those who cannot be on their feet for long periods.  Volunteers may elect to work either one-half day or one whole day per week or bi-weekly.  Ideally there are at least two individuals in the shop each shift, every day.

A limited number of internships are available on a competitive basis.

For information on current volunteer opportunities, contact Selma Silverman at 248.553.2400 x112 or selma.silverman@holocaustcenter.org.