Friends' Membership Desk
Volunteers promote the sale/renewal of memberships. No experience is required. Volunteers do need to be very familiar with Friends membership levels, the benefits of those levels, and procedures to facilitate members of the general public in becoming Friends members.
Volunteers host guests inside the Visitor Center to provide general museum information, surveillance, and safety for museum visitors. No experience is required. Volunteers must be able to answer questions concerning the exhibits and be familiar with the history of all ships named USS North Carolina.
Volunteers operate on board the ship to provide general information about the Battleship North Carolina. No experience is required. Volunteers need to be well-versed in emergency response duties. They are not necessarily tour guides (although they may also be qualified tour guides) but should be familiar enough with the ship to answer general questions about the ship and the area where they are posted.
Tour Guides conduct tours of the ship on a scheduled basis as well as special tours to groups and organizations. A minimum commitment of at least one weekend and two weekdays per month is requested. Training is provided and tour guides are expected to do additional research to enhance their knowledge of the history of the Battleship, its crew, and all ships named North Carolina.
Volunteers desiring to become tour guides are required to successfully complete a 6-week classroom training course before being certified as a tour guide.
How much time do I need to commit?
We ask all volunteers to commit to at least 40 hours per year. Tour Guides are asked to commit to at least one weekend day and two weekdays per month.
Will I be trained?
Yes, we have a formal training program for all positions. Tour guides must successfully complete a 6-week course as well as pass a written and practical exam.
Do I need a uniform?
All volunteers receive a volunteer vest and name badge.
What if I can't climb up and down ladders or have some other physical challenge?
We have a number of volunteer opportunities that do not require climbing ladders and can be performed by those with a physical challenge.
For more information about becoming a Friends of the Battleship North Carolina Volunteer