The Cleveland Hungarian Museum was established in 1985 to preserve and showcase the treasures of Hungarian culture donated by the northeast Ohio Hungarian community. It is the only such institution with a physical presence in the Midwest. It is supported and operated exclusively by dedicated volunteers and financed by the generous donations and contributions of those who value its mission.
Please consider becoming a VOLUNTEER at the Cleveland Hungarian Museum. As a volunteer you will be a proud supporter of this institution by giving your time and talents to a worthy cause.
Please fill out the spaces below, and you will be contacted to discuss further details.
The Museum has been in the Galleria since 2003, with nearly 20,000 hours donated by those who volunteer their time to keep the Museum open. Volunteers are without a doubt the first friendly face visitors see when they enter or shop in the Museum Gift Shop. This is done by giving 4 hours of time during the day from Tuesday through Friday. With this time, they give back to the community. It is through their volunteering that we show our face to the public. The volunteer greets the public and shares knowledge of Hungarian history with visitors. Hungarian speaking visitors may find comfort in communicating in the same language with our volunteers. It is through the volunteers that visitors to the Museum learn about arts, crafts and traditions of the Hungarian culture. The interaction of the visitor and volunteer makes for an interesting encounter.
Volunteering can also be in the form of a docent who leads tours within the Museum. Many schools and community groups have had special arranged time inside the Museum through this function. A volunteer can also belong to the Traveling Exhibit. This is comprised of a group which goes to community functions such as nationality fairs and festivities. Usually they take with them mementos of the culture which is arranged as a display wherever they are invited.
Additionally, one can volunteer to offer their unique professional and technical skills needed to run this Museum. They can do this work in cooperation and teamwork with our officers and Board members, mostly in their own home environment.
We welcome the special category of college interns who need to collect community service hours and offer their many talents to the Museum. Young people today are already learning computer skills manifesting graphic design, data input. Their skill in social networking can be shared with the Museum. New ideas are readily accepted.