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Oriental Institute Volunteer Program – Chicago

March 22, 2008

UshebetiUshebti means “to answer.”  Ushebti’s were placed in ancient Egyptian tombs to answer their owner’s request for help in the next world.  You can answer the call to help by becoming an Oriental Institute volunteer!

Volunteers are a valuable asset to the Oriental Institute and its Museum. Being a docent or a volunteer will give you the opportunity to learn more about the ancient Near East and then turn around and pass that knowledge on to others.  As a volunteer, you can:

Lead Tours
Participate in Outreach Programs
Work in the Gift Shop
Take Photographs
Help in the Archives
Assist a Professor

As an Oriental Institute volunteer, you’ll also have the opportunity to attend field trips, exclusive lectures, and other special events.  Become a member and receive a preferred rate on non-credit courses offered by the Oriental Institute as well as a discount at the Suq, our gift shop.

For more information about volunteering at the Oriental Institute

Call (773) 702-1845
E-mail: or
Or Contact Our Museum Education Office Directly, at (773) 702-9507

Webpage with application form:

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