Our volunteers are dedicated to preserving the legacy of the Holocaust and believe that a deeper understanding of its causes will empower visitors to make the world a kinder, safer, more tolerant place.
There are numerous ways to help. Volunteers:
- Lead tours as docents
- Share the experiences of relatives who survived
- Serve on committees
- Help in the office
Without volunteers, we could not welcome the 30,000 guests who visit us for tours, exhibits, movies, speakers and other special events.
Docents and/or Survivor Speakers
Volunteers are needed to teach the history and lessons of the Holocaust. The HMLC is looking for volunteers to serve as docents who have the following qualifications:
- Flexible schedules (weekdays, evenings, and Sunday).
- Willingness to work with diverse populations, including children and adults.
- Good communication skills.
- Knowledge of European history, World War II, and the Holocaust is desirable, but not necessary.
- Training will be provided.
Volunteers are needed to help transcribe testimonies on tape for the Oral History Project. Transcribers will review and type transcripts from the oral histories of Holocaust survivors who live in St. Louis. Training will be provided. However, transcribers should possess the following qualifications:
- Flexible schedules
- Good grammar skills
- Good listening skills