Ohio History Connection Volunteer Form
Thank you for wanting to volunteer with the Ohio History Connection! Please complete this application form if you are interested in becoming an Ohio History Connection volunteer. Once you complete the form, click the submit button at the bottom. After applications are received, applicants will then complete a brief questionnaire. Then a follow-up phone call will be conducted. At this time areas of interest, opportunities available, schedules, and placement will be discussed.

Please complete the Ohio Village volunteer form to sign up for upcoming training classes if you're interested in volunteering as Ohio Village T-shirt, 3rd Person or 1st Person roles.

All applicants 18 and older are required to complete a successful background check to participate in the Ohio History Connection's Volunteer Program.
  • Applicants applying to National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center & Fort Ancient Earthworks & Nature Preserve will be contacted directly by their staff on the next steps.

    Applicants interested in any other sites not listed, please contact the site directly for more information to discover what volunteer opportunities are available.
  • Please return to the volunteer webpage to complete the Ohio Village volunteer form if you're interested in volunteering as Ohio village T-shirt, 3rd Person or 1st Person roles at the Ohio History Center.
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    Volunteers must be at least 14 years of age to volunteer in other positions other than Ohio Village & Ohio History Center Public Program events.
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  • Please review our "Volunteer Positions" web-page for descriptions of current volunteer opportunities available. Please Note: Volunteer opportunities are currently unavailable in Collections, Archaeology, Library Services, Administrative Services, Historic Preservation Office, and Multimedia Services.

    Please complete the Ohio Village volunteer form if you're interested in volunteering as Ohio village T-shirt, 3rd Person or 1st Person roles.

  • BACKGROUND CHECK POLICY FOR VOLUNTEERS & INTERNS

    I authorize the Ohio History Connection and authorized employees to obtain information through a criminal background check report regarding my volunteer and/or internship suitability and qualification. I hereby consent to the collection of my fingerprints for the purpose of this background check. The background check report may include information on felony and misdemeanor arrests and convictions. I understand that Ohio History Connection reserves the right to disqualify an individual based upon the results of the criminal background check.

    The Ohio History Connection, as a matter of policy, reserves the right to disqualify or prohibit any person from serving as a volunteer or intern as placement is contingent upon a successful background check. I understand that Ohio History Connection reserves the right to disqualify an individual based upon the results of the criminal background check.

    I understand that any information provided by me that is found to be false, incomplete or misrepresented in any respect, will be sufficient cause to (I) eliminate me from further consideration for volunteer and/or internship positions, or (II) may result in my immediate discharge from the Ohio History Connection’s service, whenever it is discovered.
  • Answering YES to the above question does not constitute an automatic bar to placement. Factors such as date of the offense, seriousness, nature of the violation, rehabilitation and position applied for will be taken into account.
  • WAIVER AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY

    In consideration for being permitted to participate in the programs of Ohio History Connection (OHC) and/or its affiliated Site Management Organizations (SMO), including, but not limited to the affiliated SMO(s) listed below, I waive and release, on behalf of myself and my heirs, executors, representatives and assigns, OHC, its present and former officers and employees, its affiliated SMO(s) and sites, including the State of Ohio, other volunteers, and participants or users of the programs and facilities of OHC and its affiliated SMO(s), from any claims, including those for negligence, personal injury, wrongful death and survivorship, or property damage arising out of my service as a volunteer. This includes all claims existing at the time I read this Waiver and Release, including those that are unknown or unforeseen, and for those claims that may arise in the future during the time that I serve as a volunteer. I understand that an injury, illness or condition sustained by me while volunteering at OHC or its affiliated SMO(s) and sites will not be covered by worker’s compensation or health insurance provided by the OHC or its affiliated SMO(s). I agree to indemnify OHC and its affiliated SMO(s) for all claims that arise as a result of my service as a volunteer.

    I know and understand that I am not an employee of OHC or its affiliated SMO(s), I shall receive no wages or other compensation for my work, I am not an independent contractor, and I am not an agent or representative of OHC or its affiliated SMO(s).
    I have signed this Waiver and Release voluntarily, and with full knowledge of its consequences. I acknowledge that the consideration exchanged for this Waiver and Release has been provided, and is sufficient.

  • I certify that I have read, fully understand, and accept all terms of the foregoing Application.