TAMPA, Fla. – Volunteers outnumber Tampa Bay History Center staff by two to one and are the driving force behind an exceptional gallery experience. Right now is the time to get involved and learn more about sharing your passion for history by volunteering at the History Center or one of the historic sites it manages.
Our volunteers are the heart of the museum! They greet, guide and share our history with locals and visitors. We could not operate without them. TBHC volunteers love our community and love our history. They want to spend their time in productive and fun ways. It’s easy, fun, and rewarding, said Nancy Dalence, Director of Education
- Tampa Bay History Center Education Department (Docent, Gallery Guide, Community Outreach Speaker, Special Events, Special Projects)
- Chinsegut Hill Historic Site (Docent, Greeter)
- Teens (age 15 & up)
- Collections Department (limited availability)
- Administration (limited availability)
- Marketing Department (writing projects only)
You’ll enjoy chances to share the love of Tampa Bay history with other enthusiasts and museum guests; free admission for volunteers & their guests (up to 9 guests at a time), appreciation events, volunteer newsletter, membership discount in the store, and Columbia Restaurant.
Education Volunteer Training
Annual history and skills training in late September and ad hoc training throughout the year. Volunteer training includes on-site training sessions, “shadowing” experienced volunteers, and self-study.
Must have curiosity and willingness to learn local history. Must have physical and mental agility to work two hours at a time.
At least 6 hours per month to maintain active status, except for special events, which might be ‘as needed.’
$40 background check fee