Volunteers at the Visitors Center greet visitors and provide them with Information about the Institute. These volunteers also help to sell merchandise in the gift shop.
Programs assistants help with our educational programs. These programs are great fun! If you enjoy working with the public, particularly children and seniors, this may be the position for you. This is not a weekly commitment, as we do not run the programs every week.
These volunteers help with special events throughout the year. Some of the special events that we have held in the past include Teas, pig roasts, concerts, lectures, readings and, of course-our major event each year - Colonial Fair!
Volunteers in this area help with collections management throughout the site. Since we’ve just inaugurated our new, automated collections management system, we have LOTS of work to do in this area. We might ask you to research an artifact or even a building so that we will have the most accurate information possible. Other tasks include: refreshing displays in our buildings, creating new displays and maintaining a clean environment in the display areas for our visitors to enjoy.
If you love local history and genealogy and want to help others who share your love, this opportunity may be for you! We particularly need help in our library during the afternoon and on weekends.
Volunteers in this area tend to love the fresh air and open skies! Throughout the year, our needs differ – planting seeds in the garden in the spring; shoveling snow in the winter; and maintaining tidy, well-kept lawns and trails year-round.
Please contact us to volunteer!