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Get Involved! Volunteer

Volunteers are an integral part of our mission—to bring history to life by helping to provide education about the American families who lived in 18th-century Back Country North Carolina: Colonel Joel Lane, his wives, his children, and the enslaved people who lived on his plantation. Read below or click one of the links at left to learn how you can get involved with the mission of the Joel Lane Museum House.

There are many opportunities for volunteers to help the Joel Lane Museum House carry out its mission. To get involved, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or contact Meaghan Nappo at 919-833-3431.

Volunteer opportunities include:

Docent — learn a script and lead tours during school hours for adults and/or children. Wednesday-Friday 10:00- 2:00 and Saturdays 1:00-4:00.

Tour Assistant — assist docents with group tours; no need to learn a script. Scheduled as needed for school tours.

School Program Assistant — take exciting new programs into the schools with seasoned volunteers. Monday-Friday, on an on-call basis.

School Program Presenter — lead educational programs on-site and in area schools. Monday-Friday, on an on-call basis.

Green Thumb (Garden Assistant) — on Saturdays or weekdays to be determined with Garden Chairmen.

Costumer — hand sew costumes, aprons, etc.

Publicity Assistant — Distribute flyers to area museums and other public sites.

Special Events Assistant — Assist with off-site weekend events at other historic sites in the JLMH booth selling our merchandise or presenting hands-on history or on-site events with set up, serving, and clean up..


What visitors say

Thank you so much for leading us on a guided tour of the Joel Lane House! I had no idea that the kitchen was separate from the main house, and how different the two are. I had always assumed that the most dangerous job for a slave was in the fields, but your expertise showed me that the kitchen (because of the heat and potential for fire) was actually the most dangerous for a slave woman…

Maggie