Become a Volunteer
From working in our Gift Shop to assisting us at special events, mailings, gardening and more, there are many ways to volunteer at the Museum. Read below for more details and to fill out a very brief form so we may contact you to discuss your interest.
Share your love of history by talking to visitors about America’s revolutionary past and the formation of our nation’s government! Introduce visitors to the museum and take them on guided tours or be available to answer questions as they tour the buildings on their own. Guiding opportunities are available May through November, Thursday through Saturday, in the morning or afternoon. Guides are occasionally needed in the off-season for group tours as well. Tours last about 1 to 1½ hours and involve standing, walking and climbing stairs.
Do you like sharing history and knowledge with children? This is the position for you! Teach focused educational programs and give museum tours to visiting school groups. School programs vary from half day to full day programs and involve standing, walking and climbing stairs.
Are you a “people person”? Consider working in our Museum Shop, greeting visitors! Sell admission tickets, memberships, and merchandise while introducing visitors to the museum. This job includes operating a cash register and credit card machine. Between visitors, help keep the shop stocked and tidy.
Help set up and run at a variety of Museum events. With new events every year, there is always something new to help and do! This position requires volunteering only on an as-needed basis, depending on the schedule of events. We especially need help in the set-up and clean-up for events!
American Independence Festival
Help at our signature event, the Independence Festival. Volunteering for this event can include prepwork in the weeks before, set up the day of, manning booths during the event, and help breaking down the event at the end of the day. This positon depends on the schedule and availability on Festival day is required. Activities for this volunteering range from prepping signs and packets to physical lifting and moving.
We appreciate all that our volunteers do for us! As a small way to thank those that volunteer there time, see below for the benefits offered to our volunteers! Benefits do range depending on duration of volunteering, from those who volunteer on a weekly basis to those on a more temporary basis.
- Passes For Up To Five Guests Each Year (may not be used at the Independence Festival)
- Discount in Museum Store (excluding consignment or sale items)
- Reduced Admission at Select Museum Programs
- Museum ID Cards (may be used for discounted or free admission to other museums)
- Museum Orientation, Volunteer Training, Resource Notebook
- Invitations to the following volunteer events:
- Volunteer Welcome Celebration
- Annual Volunteer Field Trip
- Annual Volunteer Luncheon
How to Apply
Please fill out the below contact form today and we will be in touch shortly! You may also contact us at (603) 772-2622 or by email with your interest.
Volunteer Inquiry Form