Are you passionate about history and eager to make a difference? The Latimer House is the perfect place for you.

Whether you’re available to contribute once a week or once a month, we offer a variety of volunteer opportunities to suit your interest and schedule.

As a volunteer, you can:

  • Guide visitors through the rich history of the Latimer House
  • Lead captivating walking tours around the premise
  • Provide much-needed aid with marketing, grants, or administration
  • Delve into historical research, unearthing the past
  • Assist in maintaining our extensive archives and publishing new research
  • Help plan or assist at our engaging special events
  • Support children’s programs, shaping the historians of tomorrow

Additionally, dressing up in period attire for special events and field trips (completely optional) can add an extra layer of fun to your volunteering experience. Step back in time with us and help keep Wilmington’s vibrant history alive!

Outreach and Events Committee

Do you want to volunteer at the Latimer House?

We’re recruiting for our Outreach and Events Committee to help us create and plan programs that appeal to diverse audiences. Past examples of Latimer House events include our annual Old Wilmington by Candlelight Tour, Victorian Teas, and the Secret Garden Tour. We need volunteers who have event planning, marketing, and education experience, as well as volunteers who just have great ideas and enjoy putting them into action.


The LCFHS is seeking interns for the Latimer House and Archives.

Internships for class credit through UNCW or CFCC are available!

Volunteer Form

Thank you for your interest in making a difference!

Please complete the form below to submit your volunteer application. Enjoy the perks of working downtown at a historic home, including free entrance to most events, tour passes, experience to enhance your resume or c.v., and at one of the most special sites in all of Wilmington.

Volunteer FAQs

What are the volunteer hours/shifts?

We are open Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10am -3pm. Volunteers may choose the days and times that they work.

Is there a minimum amount of time I must work to be a volunteer?

No, we only ask that you try to come in once a week so that you can keep up with any changes or events.

Is there a dress code?

Casual business attire is preferred.

Is there parking on-site?

Yes, as well as street parking in front of the house.

Is there a training program?

Yes. All volunteers are trained as tour guides (unless assigned to specific projects) and will go through an orientation period prior to giving tours on a solo basis.

Will I get to work the annual Candlelight Tour?

Yes! As our biggest and most popular event of the year, the Candlelight tour will need as many volunteers as possible.