of the American Indian
3001 Central Street
Evanston, IL 60201
Become a part of the Mitchell Museum of the American Indian's mission by volunteering your time and services. Our small staff relies on volunteers to support many of the programs and functions of the museum. Make you time count.
If you are interested in volunteering, click here to email Visitor Services or call the museum at 847-475-1030 for more information.
Docent Training Program
Have you ever wanted to expand the minds of the young and old, develop and share your knowledge of American Indian culture, and join the volunteers of the Mitchell Museum? We offer a self-guided docent training to provide you with the skills, education and confidence needed to lead school groups and adult tours through the permanent and temporary exhibitions and demonstrate how to make American Indian inspired crafts.
The program is designed for volunteers willing to commit to the training program and a docent time slot once a week or every other week. The training sessions will be held at the Mitchell Museum. All materials will be provided. For information, please click here to email Kathleen McDonald.
Volunteer Spotlight: Trish Barr
Trish Barr joined the Mitchell Museum as a Board Member in 2006 at the encouragement of a long-time friend. Always vibrant and upbeat, Trish has been a key member of the museum’s growth and accomplishments, especially when it comes to volunteer recruitment. Growing up in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Trish saw local American Indian culture in her everyday life. Today she and her husband Bob vacation to pueblos and other locations that concentrate on American Indian history. As she says, “the museum is a great place to gain knowledge of the American Indians and local history, and I’m proud to be a part of this local gem!”
Trish has worn many hats at the museum. During her first two years on the Board, she helped establish the museum as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. When the need for public relations became apparent, Trish stepped in and took the lead. She also served as the board’s secretary. Most recently her job has been to develop the volunteer program. Not only has the number of volunteers increased, but they now receive formal orientation and recognition for their hard work. While Trish has retired from the Board, she will continue as the Mitchell’s Volunteer Coordinator.
HOURS & ADMISSION
Tuesday – Saturday:
10am – 5pm
Thursday: 10am – 8pm
Sunday: 12pm – 4pm
Children, students, teachers, seniors: $3.00
Mitchell Members: FREE
Tribal Members: FREE
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