Volunteer at the Maltz Museum

Be a Catalyst for Positive Change

Our volunteers play a vital role in helping us provide an enriching experience for our visitors. We are looking for enthusiastic individuals who are interested in sharing their knowledge and skills with others. Volunteers can be of any background, race or religion but must be 18 years of age or older.

As a volunteer, you will have the opportunity to work with our staff, meet new people, and gain valuable experience. We offer flexible schedules and a supportive environment. Our convenient east-side location is safe and accessible with free parking.

Why Volunteer?

Volunteering offers many benefits:
• Make a positive difference in people’s lives.
• Improve self-esteem, confidence, and well-being.
• Meet new and interesting people.
• Gain invaluable work experience.
• Receive high quality training and develop new skills.
• Use existing skills and knowledge to benefit the local community.

My volunteer job has been extremely rewarding since I began as a Maltz Museum docent in 2008. As a retired educator, I continue to be a lifelong learner. The Maltz Museum is the perfect place for me to keep learning about history, today’s world, and all kinds of people. I get to continue my teaching too! I care about my fellow volunteers and the staff, and they care so much about me. —Judith

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer time to educate visitors about the objects and themes explored in our exhibition. We provide extensive training on Museum content, inclusive teaching strategies, and visitor-centered teaching pedagogy. The ideal candidate will be open to new educational programs, techniques, and have an interest in civil rights, immigration, and Jewish culture.

Interactive Biography Facilitators
The volunteer graciously welcomes guests to this event and hosts this program utilizing Artificial Intelligence to share the life story of Holocaust Survivor, Stanley Bernath and/or Rev. Dr. Otis Moss Jr.

Survivor Speakers
Teach firsthand about the horrors of the Holocaust. Because many of this generation are no longer with us, we seek second and third generation Holocaust survivors to educate the public about the experiences of their parents and grandparents during this period.

Museum Store Sales Assistant
Outgoing individuals are needed in our Museum Store. Customer service or retail background is desirable. Volunteers are asked to assist on a weekly basis.

Admissions Desk Assistant
Volunteers set the tone to ensure a welcoming and positive experience for visitors and guests. Responsibilities include greeting visitors, selling admission tickets, answering phones, and orienting visitors.

Special Events Volunteers
Help with special events throughout the year for programs such as MLK Day, President’s Day, the Maltz Heritage Award, and more.

Administrative Office Assistants
Provide clerical help to staff when needed including mailings, data entry, typing correspondence, photocopying, and other office support.

Stop the Hate Essay Readers
Play a critical role in the Stop the Hate Contest. With thousands of entries and $100,000 in scholarships and prizes to award, we need hundreds of passionate and considerate readers to ensure the best song lyrics and essays are recognized and rewarded. Learn more and apply.

Join us in standing up against intolerance, advocating for justice and empowering others to create a more inclusive world. Your actions can inspire hope and make a real difference in our society.

How to get started:

1. Complete an on-line application.
2. Schedule a friendly interview.
3. Submit a signed video/photo release form.
4. Complete a background check.
5. Attend a general orientation followed by specific training for the area(s) you wish to volunteer.

For more information, please contact the Manager of Volunteers, Visitors and Retail Services at 216-593-0587 or dweiner@mmjh.org.

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