Thank you for your interest in becoming a volunteer at the Pearce Museum. If you are looking for a way to serve your community, learn about its past, or just become involved and meet other people - then you have come to the right place! The Pearce Museum offers a wide range of opportunities for anyone looking to take part in an exciting innovative organization.
We stirve to preserve and interpret, as fully as possible the history of the American Civil War and the people involved - North and South, men, women, and children and adults, leaders and common citizen; and through the Museum's Western Art Collection preserve and interpret art which depicts either the historic or modern American West. Staff and volunteers are dedcated to the visitor experience and committed to excellence in every aspect of its educational programs and collections management. To this end, we aim to serve a diverse public through a dynamic, innovaive, and welcoming facility.
Voluntters perform a wide variety of functions for the Pearce Museum; guide tour groups and general visitors through the galleries, staff the information desk, staff special events, assist with administrative duties, transcribe of edit historical documents, and work on many other special projects.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer at the Pearce Museum, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator by email, or call 903-875-7420.
Volunteers staff the desk at the entrance to the
Hospitality volunteers help with the Museum's fundraisers, festivals and other special events. They may act as greeters, staff assistants or perform other duties, depending on the type of function.
Administrative volunteers work with individual professional staff in the preparation of various events and programs that includes a variety of project tasks. Some of them may proofread documents while others may work to help develop specific educational programs. Administrative tasks also include folding, stuffing, and labeling important mailouts.
A limited number of volunteers work in the Archives transcribing and/or editing historical documents. They may also answer telephones and research basic questions as needed.
Volunteers who are specially trained work as a team to provide curriculum-based (TEKS) programs for elementary and middle-school groups. These programs are most often provided in the spring during “Yellow Bus” month. During the summer they are needed when the Museum offers two weeks of Camp Programs for elementary school age children.