You select the role you were meant to play!

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.

  • “Indiana Jones,” anyone? If you’re ready to explore the world of historic artifacts, whether building an exhibit or investigating the origins of a mysterious object at Latimer House, then you’ll fit right in. You can even wear the hat.
  • “My Life in Ruins” made you wonder what it’s like to be a tour guide? You can regale visitors with tales of the Latimer family as well as the lovely architecture, rare furnishings and decor, and items from a time far past. It may not be Greece, but it is a special corner of the world.
  • “National Treasure ” buffs know that the only way to solve a mystery is to dig through old papers and decipher the clues. Researchers are needed in the Latimer archive – and who knows what long unanswered questions you may be able to resolve?

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, fulfill your dreams, and help keep Wilmington’s vibrant history alive!


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.