The McKinley Presidential Library & Museum invites you to join our team of volunteers!

We welcome volunteers 16 years or older, from a variety of backgrounds with an interest in the Museum. Share your time, skills and knowledge while helping others learn. Our volunteers are a vital part of the ongoing work at the Museum. Volunteers contribute many hours of service and provide extra hands for our educational programs, demonstrations, special events and exhibits for thousands of people every year.

Schedules are flexible and training is provided. Please contact Carol Paris, Volunteer Coordinator, at 330-455-7043 or email her.


Volunteers can help in the following areas:

In the Front Office

Performing light clerical duties, answering phones, taking admissions and interacting with Museum guests.

As Docents

Leading tours through Discover World and the History areas.

With the Museum’s Collection

Assist the Curator with accessioning, cataloguing and photographing the Museum’s artifacts.

In the Museum Shoppe

Waiting on customers, operating the cash register and stocking shelves.

With Outdoor Maintenance

Gardening duties, lawn care, planting, pruning and weeding

At our Train Exhibit

Operate our HO train exhibit and interact with guests.

At the Ramsayer Research Library

Assisting patrons and working on research requests.

With Special Events & Projects.

Benefits For Our Volunteers

Free family membership after 40 hours of volunteer service.

10% discount on items in the Museum Shoppe

An invitation to all volunteer activities including a Christmas covered dish luncheon, annual volunteer trip, Volunteer Enrichment Day and Volunteer Recognition

Volunteer Recognition

Volunteers are awarded a first year pin when 20 hours of service have been completed. Special recognition is also given to volunteers who have achieved multiples of five years of service. Awards are presented at Volunteer Recognition each spring.

Volunteering at the Museum has its rewards.

The museum offers a variety of opportunities to participate in history and science exploration. Students appreciate the opportunity to develop job skills and investigate future career possibilities. Empty-nesters and retirees will discover that volunteering at the museum is a fun way to remain active in the community. Good volunteers enhance the value of the visitors’ museum experience, and the Museum volunteers are a terrific group of talented and sociable people – come join us! Sign up by calling Carol Paris, our volunteer coordinator, at (330) 455-7043.