Inspire Learn Transform

Dickerson Center for Civic Responsibility and African American Museum
We Are Searching for Volunteers!

Dickerson Center for Civic Responsibility is a 501(c)(3) in the Dallas area. Our mission is to train young people to impact their world through volunteer service.
Volunteering gives students hands-on experiences in the real world, fostering a commitment to lifelong service and learning.

Student, immerse yourself in the African American Museum’s upcoming exhibit: Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello. You will delve into the history of America’s third President and one slave family in particular. You’ll welcome visitors and share information about the exhibit. But you will take away much more. You will learn valuable life skills:
• Gain volunteer experience to prepare you for your first or next job.
• Develop the art of working with others: supervisors, team members, and the general public.
• Strengthen your research abilities.
• Receive direct mentoring from experienced volunteer and museum professionals.
Upon successful completion of one day of training, you will be eligible to serve as a Youth Ambassador volunteer for the African American Museum.

Time Commitment: Minimum 42 hrs. (6 hours training, 36 hours volunteer service)

Part One: Mandatory Training: Saturday, September 15, 2018 at AA Museum, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Part Two: Weekly Saturday volunteer shifts: 3-5 hours/week

Schedule: Saturdays, commencing Saturday, September 22 and concluding December 29, 2018.

Eligibility: Open to youth entering school grades 8, 9, 10, 11 or 12 in fall, 2018.

Community Service: You will earn a badge for your participation and hours served.
Application: Complete and return by email to or mail to DCCR, P. O. Box 248, DeSoto, TX 75123 by September 7, 2018.

Application (PDF)

Flyer (PDF)


African American Museum Press Release (PDF)

Dallas News Article, “Fair Park exhibit will explore slavery at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello from an unfamiliar perspective”, Jun 19 (link)