The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History is the leading and the best Museum of its kind in the world. We strive to open minds and change lives through the exploration and celebration of African American history and culture.

Volunteers are an integral part of the Wright Museum's team that is responsible for accomplishing the Museum's Mission and providing quality customer service to our guests. We could not do what we do without our volunteers.


You must be 16 years of age or older to volunteer at the Wright Museum. Parental consent is required.


Volunteers at the Wright Museum are known as the Wright Angels.


If you are interested in becoming a volunteer at the Wright Museum, please complete this application. Once you complete the form, please click the "Continue" button at the bottom.


Thank you for supporting the Wright Museum.


Name, Address, Phone Number and Email Address

Please provide your personal information so that we may contact you with new volunteer orientation dates and to obtain additional information as required.


If you are a member of a volunteer group, please include the name of the group where indicated.



Volunteer Position Interests

The Museum offers several volunteer opportunities for museum supporters 16 years of age and older. High school and college students can earn volunteer service learning credits. Groups can volunteer for major events and there are many opportunities for individual volunteers.

Once you complete the online volunteer application, you will be scheduled to attend a Volunteer Orientation where you will learn more about our volunteer opportunities and complete a security clearance form (18 years of age and older). Volunteers ages 16 and 17 years of age must complete a parental consent form in order to volunteer.

Please reference the Volunteer Opportunity Directory for volunteer opportunity details. You can volunteer for multiple volunteer positions. Please indicate your interests below.

Thank you for supporting the Wright Museum.




Liability Waiver and Photo Consent

By completing this application, you agree to the following liability waiver.


As a volunteer, I release and hold harmless the Charles H. Wright Museum of African History and the City of Detroit and their successors from any and all claims, costs, suits, actions, judgments or expenses upon any damage, loss or injury to me or to my property which may arise from this volunteer event.


I acknowledge that I am fully aware of any and all risk posed by any volunteer activity and that I have no medical condition that prevents me from engaging in them.


I also give permission to be photographed by the Charles H. Wright Museum, it's partners or the media for use in printed materials, through the internet or through other media outlets.


In checking below, I acknowledge that I have read and understand this volunteer agreement.