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.


Take visitors on guided tours or answer questions as people tour the Museum on their own. Guiding opportunities are available May through November and in the off-season for group tours. Tours last about 1 to 1½ hours and involve standing, walking and climbing stairs.

Please see our Volunteer Guide Job Description for more information.


Do you like working with kids? Become an educator! Teach focused educational programs and give tours to visiting school groups. Tours involve standing, walking and climbing stairs.

Please see our Museum Educator Job Description for more information.

Shop Associates

Are you a “people person?” Consider working in our Museum Shop, greeting visitors, and selling admission tickets, memberships and merchandise. This job includes operating a cash register and credit card machine. Between visitors help keep the shop stocked and tidy.

Please see our Shop Associate Job Description for more information.


Come enjoy the museum’s events while helping to make them a success.  Museum events include lectures, Beer for History, the American Independence Festival and more.  Volunteers assist with the set-up, admissions, guest services, programming and clean-up.  Events run between 2 and 8 hours. Daytime, evening, and weekend opportunities are available.  Please see our Event Volunteer Job Description for more information.

American Independence Festival

In order for our 28th American Independence Festival on July 14, 2018 to be successful, we need the help of more than 100 individual volunteers in the days leading up to the event and on the Festival day itself. Commit to 4 hours at the event, or help plan the event this winter and spring!

Volunteer Benefits

Long Term volunteers are classified as those who volunteer a minimum of one day a week for the duration of the museum season. Short Term volunteers are denoted by a ★ and are classified as those who volunteer on a more temporary basis.

    • Individual Membership To Museum
      Passes For Up To Five Guests Each Year*
      *passes may not be used for Independence Festival
    • Discount in Museum Store*
    • Reduced Admission at Selected Museum Programs–*discount not available on consignment or sale items
    • 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