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Volunteer Opportunities

The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center's volunteer program inspires individuals to serve as ambassadors demonstrating the values of courage, cooperation and perseverance for all people.

Volunteers at the Freedom Center are sometimes referred to as "Freedom Conductors," to acknowledge the giant footsteps in which they walk. Inspired by Harriet Tubman, John Rankin and John Parker, and more-people who had their freedom but risked it to help others- our volunteers help fight "unfreedoms" by giving of themselves to the Freedom Center in hopes of changing their community.

Volunteers have been integral in every stage of the Freedom Center's young life-from conception to groundbreaking to grand opening to each day we're open to the public. They lead school tours, interpret exhibits, staff the Family Search Center, greet guests, work in the gift shop, speak in the community about the Freedom Center, office administrative support, serve on committees, plan events-and so much more.

Volunteer Positions

Are you eager to learn new things, utilize your skills and meet new people? Are you looking for ways you can make a difference in your school, community and your world?

As a Freedom Conductor (volunteer) you will:

  • Be a key member of our team
  • Provide support and expertise crucial for success
  • Be matched to an opportunity that meets your interests and abilities
  • join a team of diverse individuals who believe in freedom for all people
  • Make a difference and inspire others! Become a Freedom Conductor today!

Roles include:

  • Youth Docent
  • Exhibit Interpreter
  • Special Event Guides
  • Family Search Center
  • Gift Shop Associate
  • On-Call Volunteer

For more information on volunteering contact:

James Harrington, Interpretative Services Manager
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
50 East Freedom Way
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
jharrington@nurfc.org