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Become a Volunteer: FAQs
 
How do I volunteer?
How much of a commitment does it take to be a volunteer?
How much of a commitment is required for the docent program?
What does a front desk volunteer do?
What hours do front desk volunteers work?
What does an exhibit volunteer do?
What does a data entry volunteer do?
What does an office assistant volunteer do?
What does a Store volunteer do?
Can I volunteer in the library?
Can I help by doing translations?

How do I volunteer?
Contact the Visitor and Volunteer Services Department at 713-942-8000, ext. 102, or submit an application through this Web site by clicking the link on this page.
How much of a commitment does it take to be a volunteer?
Outside of volunteers in the docent program, the commitment is up to each individual. Some people volunteer once a week, some twice a week, some once a month and some only for programs.
How much of a commitment is required for the docent program?
The docent program requires a one-year commitment and a promise to give tours at least once a month. The program also requires a commitment to training. Classes meet twice a week for seven weeks to give docents the proper grounding in the Holocaust and skills to give tours.
Are there volunteer opportunities at the Museum that do not deal with the public?
Yes. Numerous opportunities exhist behind the scenes. You can help with exhibits, data entry, mailings, translation or work in the Museum's Laurie & Milton Boniuk Resource Center and Library.
What does a front desk volunteer do?
Our front desk volunteers are extremely important because they are the public's first contact with the Museum. They greet visitors, rent audio tours and handle transactions for the Museum Store.
What hours do front desk volunteers work?
The front desk is in operation seven days a week. Volunteers can sign up for weekday shifts from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Weekend shifts are from noon to 2:30 p.m. or 2:30 to 5 p.m.
What does an exhibit volunteer do?
Exhibit volunteers help with the installation and removal of the changing exhibits in the galleries. (Please note that this can involve manual labor such as hanging artwork, patching holes or painting walls.)
What does a Data Entry Volunteer do?
Data entry volunteers help the Visitor & Volunteer Services Department by keying visitor information into the database. Accuracy and attention to detail is important.
What does an office assistant volunteer do?
Office assistants help out during the week with various projects requiring copying, stuffing envelopes, filing and other office work.
What does a Store volunteer do?
The Store volunteers help out when it comes time for inventory. They count supplies of items for the bookstore, including books, postcards, posters, buttons, stickers, videos, tapes and CD-ROMs.
Can I volunteer in the library?
Yes. The Boniuk Library needs volunteers seven days a week.  You can perform a variety of tasks, including shelver, processor, indexer, researcher and reference desk attendant.
Can I help by doing translations?
Yes. Translators are needed to work with original source materials in the archives as well as to translate marketing and informational materials into other languages.  Languages needed include Spanish, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Hebrew, Italian and Polish.
 
If You Believe
 
If you believe…
That a systematic destruction of a people should never happen…

If you believe…
That too many of our children are immersed in a culture of violence and intolerance…

If you believe…
That education is unique in its ability to transform ignorance into respect for those who are different…

If you believe…
That prejudice and hatred can be overcome…

If you believe…then act!
Become a member of Holocaust Museum Houston.

Hours and Admission
 
The Museum is open to the public seven days a week.

Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, Noon to 5 p.m.


The Laurie and Milton Boniuk Resource Center and Library is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday. The Library is closed Sundays.

The Museum is closed for Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. For other holiday hours, visit the "Events" tab on the Museum’s Web site at www.hmh.org.

Effective April 15, 2014, admission rates for Holocaust Museum Houston will change. Please note the new rates:

Members FREE
Children under age 6 FREE
Students age 6-18 FREE
College-level with valid school ID FREE
Seniors age 65+ $8
Active-Duty Military $8
General Admission $12

Holocaust Museum Houston is free each Thursday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and on Memorial Day (May 25, 2015), D-Day (June 6, 2015), Kristallnacht (Nov. 9, 2015) and International Holocaust Remembrance Day (Jan. 27, 2015).

Tours
 
Docent-led tours can be scheduled for schools and groups of 10 or more. Tours are available in Spanish, English and French. To arrange a docent-led tour, please call Visitor Services at 713-942-8000, ext. 302 or submit the form below.

Guided tours are available for all visitors on Saturday and Sunday. Weekend tours run at 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

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