The North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources serves more than 19 million people each year through three major areas: the Arts, the State Library, and Archives and History. Cultural Resources presents around 500 events each year – most of them free. Culture is part of the great story that is North Carolina, and volunteers help tell that story.
Volunteers come in many forms – docents at the Museums of Art and History, tour guides at 27 North Carolina Historic Sites, readers at the Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, or crews cleaning artifacts recovered from the Queen Anne’s Revenge shipwreck.
How Do I Volunteer?
There are all sorts of experiences awaiting volunteers at Cultural Resources.
- If you have a love of history right in your own backyard, come help at one of 27 State Historic Sites across the state.
- If you would like to help document North Carolina veterans, consider the Military Collection at the State Archives.
- If you want to be part of 14,000 years of North Carolina history, museums await in Raleigh, Old Fort, Elizabeth City, Hatteras, Fayetteville, Beaufort, and Southport.
- If the arts are more your thing, come roll up your sleeves at the N.C. Symphony or the N.C. Museum of Art.
- If you like to read out loud, become a reader at the Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.
- If you love family history, and want to help others find out about their ancestors, spend some time at the Genealogy Collection, within the State Library’s Government and Heritage Library.
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