Anyone who wants to aid in telling the story of the nation’s 16th president has the opportunity when the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum welcomes new volunteers at an orientation session, Wednesday, Sept. 8.

The event will outline how to join the team that greets visitors, assists at events, helps researchers and much more.

The one-hour session begins at 5:30 p.m. in the presidential library’s Multi-Purpose Room (112 N. Sixth Street, Springfield). Learn about the volunteer opportunities available and what you need to know about the library and museum.

Volunteers will be asked to attend three additional training sessions: Wednesday, Sept. 22; Wednesday, Sept. 29; and Tuesday, Oct. 5. Each session starts at 5:30 p.m.

Volunteers contribute an average of 40,000 hours of service each year to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, making the experience better for those who visit the hugely popular institution.

To register, please contact Jeremy Carrell, director of volunteer services at (217) 558-8872 by Tuesday, Sept. 7.

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum uses a combination of rigorous scholarship and high-tech showmanship to immerse visitors in Lincoln’s life and times. The library holds an unparalleled collection of Lincoln books, documents, photographs, artifacts and art, as well as some 12 million items pertaining to all aspects of Illinois history.  

For more information, visit www.PresidentLincoln.Illinois.gov or follow the ALPLM on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.