Mitchell Museum
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 your time count.

If you are interested in volunteering, email Visitor Services at or call (847) 475-1030.
Download a volunteer application.

Docent Training Program

Learn to give tours of our permanent exhibition covering the five (5) regions of the U.S. and Canada. We will train you and equip you with the skills and knowledge to confidently give museum tours. All materials provided. 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 email



Tuesday – Saturday:
10am – 5pm
Thursday: 10am – 8pm
Sunday: 12pm – 4pm

Adults: $5.00
Children, students, teachers, seniors: $3.00 
Mitchell Members: FREE
Tribal Members: FREE


ADOPT AN ARTIFACT  Sponsor your favorite piece from our list of museum objects.  It's tax deductible and a great way to let people know you care about the Mitchell. Learn More >>

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