The mission of the Mayme A. Clayton Library & Museum (MCLM) is to collect, preserve, exhibit, and celebrate the unique history and cultural heritage of Americans of African descent. MCLM's vision is to serve as a world-class cultural institution dedicated to educating audiences about the legacy of African and African-American creativity, genius, and resilience. To this end, MCLM seeks to facilitate an ongoing discussion about the diversity of the American experience and to use its collection as an instrument of friendship and healing, bringing people together through interconnected cultural heritage.
Knowledge of library or museum work is not required--we will train you! Volunteer opportunities are available in administration, education, exhibitions, programming, cataloging, and research. To be considered for a volunteer position a Volunteer Application must be completed.
Docent, Archiving, Digitizing, Reception, Social Media and Marketing, Newsletter, Computer maintenance
Completed applications are accepted on an ongoing basis and may be submitted electronically, mailed to, or dropped off at MCLM. Incomplete applications cannot be accepted. Receipt of application does not guarantee a volunteer position. The Volunteer Coordinator will contact the applicant to confirm receipt of the application. Applications will be reviewed by the Volunteer Coordinator and appropriate staff members in light of current needs and openings. Due to MCLM's small staff, please allow up to seven (7) business days to receive a response. Applications will be kept on file for one year for future consideration as openings occur. If selected, the Volunteer Coordinator will contact perspective volunteers within one week to provide an update or to schedule a time for an interview. During the interview the Volunteer Coordinator and the applicant will discuss goals, work plans, and expectations; be introduced to the staff; and take a tour of MCLM. Once selected as a volunteer, applicants will be assigned a project, or a work-plan will be finalized, and a work schedule set. The Volunteer Coordinator will serve as the volunteer's primary contact.