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

We welcome volunteers 15 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 Abi Paris, Volunteer Coordinator, at 330-455-7043 or email her.


Adult Volunteer Application >

Discover World Student Volunteer Application >


Volunteer Opportunities

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 Collections Manager with accessioning, cataloguing and photographing the Museum’s artifacts.

In the Museum Shoppe

Assisting 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 20 hours of volunteer service.

10% discount on items in the Museum Shoppe

Discover World Student Volunteer Program (June-August 2022)

You will assist the staff with guest relations, science demos, summer camps, and other workshops. Each student is required to volunteer one 4-hour shift per week or more if there is availability and need. Your volunteer experience will look great on college applications and will also count towards community service requirements. Must be 15-18 years old by the start of the program and fill out all required forms. For more information, click here.


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.