Get Involved - Become An OCHS Volunteer!

As our organization grows so does our need for volunteers, no matter if you can give 1 hour or 30 hours a month, any service is appreciated. Volunteering is a rewarding experience and can helps promote many causes in the community to make it a better place. With the expansion of our new Pioneer Village, our need for new volunteers is greater now than ever.

  • Meet current volunteers 
  • Learn about all of our volunteer opportunities
  • Gain new skills
  • Get involved in the community
  • Make new friends!

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

Dine with the Departed Tour Guides

GREETER & DOCENT: We are looking for friendly faces who will welcome visitors, give tours of our facilities, and engage in conversations on local history. This position attends both the Osceola County Welcome Center and History Museum and the Pioneer Village at Shingle Creek. Training is provided.

FIELD-TRIP ATTENDANTS: Assist in the education of future generations. Attendants give a short presentation of an assigned area of the Pioneer Village and supervise children in a period appropriate activity. Training will be provided.

TOUR GUIDE: Beginning in Summer 2019 we will offer guided tours of Pioneer Village on Mondays. Guides are needed to assist groups of 5-20 people. The tours last 1 ½ - 2 hours. Tour guide training will be provided.

SPECIAL EVENTS & OUTREACH: Help us engage with our Central Florida community through off-site outreach events. Special events are a great way for people to volunteer on a less regular basis. Our on-site special events occur roughly once a month and may require a full day’s service on site. Outreach goes to various events throughout the county and is set up as a booth to hand out brochures and help educate the community of our rich history. This position also offers involvement in our Pioneer Day and Dine with the Departed special events.

OFFICE ASSISTANT: Help our team with day to day duties. Duties entail providing assistance in various areas of administrative operations, including data entry, filing, copying/faxing, bulk mailings (addressing, labeling, inserting, sorting), and answering phones. This position requires basic computer skills and knowledge of word processing software. Previous office experience is a plus.

COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT: A collections assistant could be photographing and/or cataloging the museum accessions (artifacts); data entry, research assignments, and/or some general clerical duties. Requires experience working with computer programs such as Word and Excel. Experience working with Pastperfect software is a plus but not required.

GARDENER: This position maintains the gardens, footpaths, and trees around the Pioneer Village. Knowledge of native Floridian plants and horticulture is preferred.

FACILITY AND GROUNDS MAINTENANCE: Duties entail keeping the grounds free of debris, pruning and trimming of small trees and plants as needed, and maintaining proper control of pests, insects and mounds; perform handyman-type repairs to the village’s various structures, including small paint jobs and carpentry work when needed. Must be properly skilled in the use of tools and safety procedures, training will be provided.

COMMUNITY SERVICE (students only): Students who are interested in history and want to earn community service hours may be eligible to train as a tour guide, greeter/docent, or to work with our curator. Students may also apply to assist with special events.

Locations:
Osceola County Welcome Center and History Museum
4155 W. Vine Street
Kissimmee, FL 34741
Pioneer Village at Shingle Creek
2491 Babb Road
Kissimmee, FL 34746

For more information, contact Mia Overton at comrel@osceolahistory.org.

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