Volunteer Opportunities

We have a remarkable Volunteer Association with ample opportunities, and we are interested in growing! Do you like history? Meeting new people? Interacting with the public? Working with school children? If so, join us!



Welcome Center Ambassador

You make the first impression by greeting guests, handling admission and helping with gift shop purchases. You use your fantastic customer service skills to offer information and answer questions.

Tour Docent

Trained well by volunteer corps, you greet and give house tours to guests, both for prearranged groups and walk-ins. You have a gift for communicating well and adapting your approach to diverse audiences.

Education Program Assistant

Your focus is on sharing history with elementary students, captivating them with good teaching skills and helping to keep them engaged throughout the tour. You also assist the Education Department with classroom preparation and programming.

Research Assistant

You help research topics and artifacts for the museum staff; this involves research in the museum library and other libraries using microfilm and online. You transcribe letters to expand your research base, and may be invite to contribute writing for internal and external publications.

Special Events Assistant

You join us in celebrating several occasions, including, the 4th of July, Wicket World of Croquet and the Presidential Egg Roll. These events help support the Presidential Site’s mission by expanding museum recognition, supporting our educational programs and encouraging community engagement.


You work alongside Master Gardeners in helping maintain the historic grounds of the Presidential Site. By mulching, weeding and maintaining historic plant species, you brighten the property and make it beautiful for guests.


You perform as a historical character in interpretive programs about the Harrison family, and may be invited to participate in drama presentations throughout the year.


Internships and work-study opportunities are sometimes available in various departments (i.e. education, curator, development, events, marketing, etc.) Visit our About page for more information.

Why Volunteer?

  • Participate in educating school children and the general public about the life and times of Benjamin Harrison and his family
  • Promote patriotism and citizenship
  • Contribute to the preservation of our historical and architectural heritage
  • Continue learning and growing
  • Develop new interests and friendships

Volunteer Responsibilities

  • Participate in training and continuing education.
  • Be reliable and punctual.
  • Adhere to the same professional standards as paid Presidential Site staff
  • Accurately record hours worked.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer at the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site, please contact Lukas Ramey, Volunteer & Experience Manager, at (317) 631-1888 or lramey@bhpsite.org.

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