Whether you like to file, conduct tours, talk about Broward’s history, work with children, assist with special events or garden, we could use your time and talents at the Fort Lauderdale History Center, where the New River meets the railroad in downtown Fort Lauderdale.
Each member of our volunteer group, the Fort Lauderdale History Center Friends, plays a critical role in helping us share the history of our city and county.
1905 New River Inn
1907 King-Cromartie House
You don’t need prior knowledge of Florida history to become a tour guide for the 1907 King-Cromartie House or the Museum of History at the 1905 New River Inn. Dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers are needed for both. Long-time volunteers and History Center staff provide the training and coaching. This is a unique opportunity to learn, and then teach others, about Fort Lauderdale’s history.
1899 Replica School House
Pioneer School Day Program
Volunteers who love working with children and love helping educate them are needed to help with the Pioneer School Day Program. Visiting students learn what it was like to live as pioneer children who walked to school every day along the New River.
Hoch Heritage Center
The Hoch Heritage Center research staff needs volunteers to help in a variety of research capacities, including cataloging, scanning, filing and working with historic photos.
There are many other ways you can volunteer at the Fort Lauderdale History Center.
Other important volunteer roles include updating records, gardening, painting and carpentry and special event assistance.
Volunteer Meetings | Volunteer Testimonials
For inquiries or to become a volunteer, please contact
Ellen Ferrelli Director of Educational Services
at 954-463-4431 ext. 12