Join Our Dedicated Group of Volunteers

Inspiration is not just what we do; Here at The Henry ford, inspiration is who we are.

Our purpose is to inspire people to learn from American traditions to help shape a better future. As a volunteer of The Henry Ford, you have the opportunity of helping to carry out this purpose to over one million guests annually. In addition to providing opportunities for self-development, volunteering allows us to contribute to our communities positively. We invite you to join us in teaching others to learn from tradition and make a difference in the world.

For those who enjoy the outdoors, we have many opportunities volunteering in Greenfield Village such as the carousel, Martha Mary Chapel, Edison Illuminating, Tin Type Studio, greeting guests, and assisting the camp counselors. If you prefer working indoors, we have many opportunities volunteering inside The Henry Ford Museum of Innovation including but not limited to assisting with hands-on activities, greeting guests, preparing crafts, volunteering at the Overland Touring Car, Combine, and much more. In addition to assisting with the day-to-day activities at The Henry Ford, volunteers also have the opportunity to help during exclusive Henry Ford special event weekends.

The fun doesn’t stop there! Take a look below at a few other perks you’ll receive as a volunteer of The Henry Ford.

  • Flexible Schedule
  • Unique, innovative work environment
  • Free admission to Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village
  • Discounts on merchandise, and the Giant Screen Experience tickets (after eligibility)
  • Free parking and more!

Lastly, we’ll teach you everything you need to know! Whether you’ve been a longtime member or are new to the area, we will acquaint you with our history and operations through the same training our paid staff receive.

It is the policy of The Henry Ford to prohibit discrimination in any employment, donor or volunteering opportunity (including but not limited to recruitment, hire, employment, program participation, promotion, salary, benefits, termination and all other terms and conditions of employment or service as a volunteer) based on race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity/expression, genetic information, pregnancy, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, age, physical/mental disability. Marital/domestic partner status, military and veteran status, height, weight or any other such characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. This Policy applies to all of our employees, donors and volunteers to ensure that they are treated without discrimination.