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Volunteer orientation begins Sept. 19 at Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

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[September 06, 2013]  SPRINGFIELD -- Anyone who would like to help bring Abraham Lincoln's life and times to the world is invited to volunteer at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum.

The next series of volunteer training programs will start Sept. 19 with a two-hour session, beginning at 5:30 p.m., that will acquaint people with the volunteer opportunities available and begin teaching attendees what they need to know about the library and museum. The meeting will be in the library's Multi-Purpose Room.

Volunteers can help as informational guides, bus greeters and assistants in the museum's children's section, Mrs. Lincoln's Attic. Volunteers also assist in the Oral History Department, Papers of Abraham Lincoln, the library reading room and more.

Volunteers will be asked to attend three additional training sessions on Thursdays: Oct. 3, 10 and 17. Each of these sessions will start at 5:30 p.m. and last approximately three hours.

To register, contact Jeremy Carrell, director of volunteer services, at 217-558-8984.

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Volunteers contribute an average of 38,000 hours of service each year to the Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, improving the experience for everyone who visits the nation's most popular presidential library complex.

For more information about the library and museum, visit

[Text from Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum file received from the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency]

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