Volunteer with FAM
Want to help support our mission? First Americans Museum is seeking volunteers who are able to commit to ongoing service to the museum. We hope to accommodate groups that wish to volunteer together or students seeking volunteer hours in the future.
FAM docents are an essential part of FAM Learning and Community Engagement initiatives, providing tours to adults, youth and children through walk-in tours, scheduled guided tours for groups, as well as school tours for students in grades 3-12. Docents will be the face of FAM, connecting visitors to the museum’s architecture, exhibitions and programs through knowledge sharing, friendly conversation and facilitation skills.
We are now recruiting for the 2023 class. Training takes place each Tuesday afternoon Jan. 10–April 25, 2023. We are looking for curious, friendly folks who have daytime availability during the week. Applications are due Oct. 31. Questions? Email [email protected] or schedule a phone call with the Director of Learning and Community Engagement.
These volunteers answer visitor questions, give directions, and provide information about the programs, events, and activities of FAM. Some volunteers may assist with selling tickets to individual visitors or small groups using our point-of-sale system.
This opportunity is open to volunteers 16 and older. All youth volunteers must have a parent or guardian complete this form.
Throughout the year, FAM offers public events to engage visitors of all types in First American art, culture and history. Public Event volunteers assist with wayfinding, transporting elders via wheelchair or golf car, facilitate hands-on activities, and more.
- Welcome guests as they arrive.
- Seat them according to proper rotation of service volunteer using restaurant iPad to assign tables.
- Check in guests with reservations using a simple program and should require roughly 30 minutes of training to complete. Answer the phone in a warm and friendly manner to assist any guest needs.
- Requires the ability to stand and walk guests to their tables.
Ongoing volunteers will enjoy benefits over the course of their service to FAM. These perks include discounts in the FAMstore and restaurant and complimentary membership. Intangible benefits also include:
- Being a vital part of our mission to promote awareness and educate the broader public about the unique cultures, diversity, history, contributions, and resilience of the First American Nations in Oklahoma today
- Inspiring and deepening the public’s appreciation and respect for Native arts, history and culture
- Learning new skills and acquiring knowledge from scholars, staff and guest speakers
- Making new friends with fellow volunteers and FAM staff
Questions? Email [email protected].