The Choctaw Cultural Center serves as both a reservoir and a channel for the Choctaw Nation to communicate the Chahta Spirit, encompassing faith, family, and culture, to the global audience through the active involvement of artisans, students, academics, associates, cultural center members, and our valued volunteers.

Volunteering at the Choctaw Cultural Center will offer the opportunity to discover our immersive exhibits, the Living Village, live demonstrations, classrooms, the Kowi Chito Theater, Champuli Café, Hvshi Gift Store, and more. These exhibits are presented from the Choctaw perspective – Honoring the physical and spiritual voyage of the Choctaw people, known as “Chahta Nowvt Aya.”

The Choctaw Cultural Center serves to educate and ignite the spirits among Choctaw youth, elders, families, diverse communities, and all who cross our path, both familiar and new. providing a rich insight into the Choctaw heritage.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Our primary objective is to actively participate in activities that preserve and celebrate the Choctaw culture.
  • We are committed to sharing our skills and historical knowledge in a manner that respects and honors the Choctaw heritage.
  • We strive to learn from and engage with members of the Choctaw community, promoting a mutual understanding and a deep sense of appreciation.

  • Build friendships and personal growth.
  • Have a blast while making a genuine impact.
  • Maintain a close connection with the local community.
  • Become part of a globally recognized learning institution.
  • Gain knowledge of Choctaw history through reference materials, close collaboration with professional staff, and training sessions.
  • Opportunity to interact with the Cultural Center community and share the pride and history of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma.
  • Access to training and educational opportunities related to Oklahoma history.
  • Access to behind-the-scenes areas of the Choctaw Cultural Center related to the Volunteer Services Program.
  • Complimentary or discounted admission to training activities, lectures, and workshops.
  • Recognition for your service to the Choctaw Cultural Center.
  • Yearly documentation of volunteer hours served.
  • Job references upon request.

  • Receive a welcome from our Volunteer Coordinator, who will guide you through the program’s essential aspects.
  • Gain valuable insights as we present an in-depth overview of our volunteer program through an engaging PowerPoint presentation. Discover the significance of your role in preserving Choctaw culture.
  • Receive a Site tour of the Choctaw Cultural Center. Deepening your understanding of Choctaw heritage.
  • Receive a welcome packet containing all the necessary paperwork required to start your volunteer journey.
  • An Interactive Q&A Session. This is a chance to ask questions, clarify any concerns, and connect with fellow volunteers.
  • Introduction to the Volunteer Room “Llap Ahni Apela.” Here, you’ll have access to lockers for your convenience throughout your volunteer shifts.

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

Would you like to join us in the exploration, preservation, and presentation of Choctaw culture and history? Complete the interest form provided below.

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