Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum opens the doors to new volunteers


The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum will welcome potential new members of its amazing volunteer team at an orientation session Wednesday, Sept. 13.

ALPLM volunteers greet visitors, assist at events, help researchers and much more. The orientation session will explain the how the team of roughly 500 people operates and how to join.

The one-hour event begins at 5:30 p.m. in the presidential library’s Multi-Purpose Room (112 N. Sixth Street., Springfield). Learn about the volunteer opportunities available and what you need to know about the library and museum.

Volunteers will be asked to attend three additional two-hour training sessions: Wednesday, Sept. 27; Wednesday, Oct. 4; and Wednesday, Oct. 11.

Volunteers contribute an average of 35,000 hours of service each year at the ALPLM, making the experience better for everyone who visits the hugely popular institution. They also get free admission to the museum and can enjoy special lectures and presentations created just for them. And, of course, it’s a great way to make lasting friendships!

To register, please contact Jeremy Carrell, director of volunteer services at (217) 558-8872.

The mission of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum is to inspire civic engagement through the diverse lens of Illinois history and sharing with the world the life and legacy of Abraham Lincoln. We pursue this mission through a combination of rigorous scholarship and high-tech showmanship built on the bedrock of the ALPLM’s unparalleled collection of historical materials – some 12 million items from all eras of Illinois history.

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