The Choctaw Cultural Center serves as both a resource and an outlet for the Choctaw Nation to share the Chahta Spirit of faith, family, and culture with the world through the active participation of artisans, students, academics, associates, cultural center Members, and you – our wonderful Volunteers.

The Choctaw Cultural Center houses immersive exhibits, the Living Village, live demonstrations, classrooms, Kowi Chito Theater, Champuli Café, Hvshi Gift Store and more. The exhibits are expressed from the Choctaw perspective – honoring the physical and spiritual journey of the Choctaw people, the “Chahta Nowvt Aya.” These collections educate and inspire Choctaw youth, elders, families, communities at large, as well as the general public.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Contributing to the Choctaw Culture
  • Share skills and history in a culturally respectful way
  • Learn from and about community members
  • Become immersed in the Choctaw Culture

  • Make friends and grow personally
  • Have fun and make a genuine difference
  • Remain closely connected to the local community
  • An opportunity to be part of a world-recognized institution of learning
  • A keener understanding of Choctaw history through access to reference materials, close working relationships
    with professional staff, and training sessions
  • Opportunities to interact with people and share the pride and history of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma
  • Ongoing training and learning opportunities related to Oklahoma history
  • Access to behind-the-scenes areas of the Choctaw Cultural Center related to the Volunteer Services Program
  • Free or reduced admission to training activities, lectures, and workshops
  • Recognition of your service to the Choctaw Cultural Center
  • Yearly documentation of hours served
  • Job references upon request
  • Monthly programs on scholarly topics related to Choctaw history in conjunction with monthly volunteer
    service meetings

  • Orientation meeting with Volunteer Coordinator, PowerPoint presentation
  • Welcome Packet: Badge/Lanyard, T-shirt, paperwork, schedule
  • Future schedule: Emailed weekly, phone calls to those without email
  • Volunteer Meeting Room: Llap Ahni Apela; lockers available for the day
  • Record Keeping (add a leaf to the Helping Hands Volunteer Tree every month)

  • Ongoing throughout each department
  • Curator Talks
  • Reservations bring a friend (complimentary one per week)
  • “Wrap up” emails

Interested in being a part of exploring, preserving, and showcasing the culture and history of the Choctaw People? Fill out our interest form below.

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