at the Museum
The Museum of Indian Culture is a research and educational center, located in the Little Lehigh Parkway in Allentown, Pennsylvania.
Memberships, gifts and donations support the Museum of Indian Culture. As a member supported, non–profit organization the Museum needs your time, effort and energy to operate! Please join us by participating in our Educational Programs, the Museum research projects, and Annual Roasting Ears of Corn Festival. Volunteers can work independently or with others. In addition, youth groups such as Scouts can participate by helping to maintain the museum grounds and volunteering for our festivals by helping us set-up, clean-up, tear-down, and etc.
Current Volunteer positions available
Docents (Tour Guides) are always needed. A docent serves four to twelve hours a week guiding visitors through the museum. If you have an interest in History and love to talk... consider being part of our educational team. Training provided.
On-site Educational Programs Assistants. Our Program Assistants aid in group programs by assisting in Bow and Arrow demonstrations, Atlatl throwing, Craft Projects, teaching American Indian games, and more.
Ground Keepers are needed to prune trees and bushes, cut the lawn, weed and tend the gardens, and shovel snow too.
Housekeeping: Volunteers are needed to help keep the museum tidy by cleaning the bathrooms, dust, mop, wash windows, etc.
Building Maintenance Assistants help by maintaining the 19th Century old stone farm house and surrounding buildings by painting and making general renovations.
Experienced Grant Writers. As a registered non-profit 501 c 3 organization, we write grants to help fund various projects like new exhbits, building renovations, and festivals, etc.
Researchers: Love history.....love to write. Here is your chance to dig into the past to research for museum exhibits and educational programs.
Newsletter writers: Have a knack for writing. If so, consider volunteering to write for the museum's Indian Culture Quarterly, our in-house newsletter that keeps our members updated to our acitivities, current American Indian news topics, interesting ancient history, and more.
Roasting Ears of Corn Festival: Volunteers are needed to set-up and tear down the festival, man the food stand, gates, hospitality area, children's activity area and more.
If you have any questions, please contact us at
610-797-2121 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scouting Award Projects
Over the years, the Museum has been the fortunate recipient of many wonderful Eagle and Gold Award Scouting projects like the building of our tipi platform (that also serves as our stage), Inter-tribal room renovations, new staircase, wigwams and creating educational events such as Just for Kids! Native American Heritage Day and more. We have several Scouting projects / opportunities available such as building picnic tables, making fire pumps for group programs, landscaping and museum signage, etc. For more information, please contact Pat Rivera at (610) 797-2121