Volunteer Opportunities

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VOLUNTEERS

How can you volunteer at The Museum and Railroad Historical Center?  Depending on your interests, there are many ways you can use your talents and skills to help!

Telephone/Reception
During busy times, there is a need for someone to answer the phone and greet visitors as they come into The Museum.

Docent
Schools and other organizations sometimes schedule tours of The Museum.  It is helpful to have additional representatives assist the staff to guide groups through their tours.  Train buffs enjoy guiding tours through The Railroad Historical Center.

Special Events
Volunteers help set up, help during, and help clean up for special fundraising events at The Museum and Railroad Historical Center.  Examples of special events include The Polar Express parties and Dinner on the Diner at the Railroad Historical Center, Moonlight & Music and the Princess Tea Parties at The Museum.

Exhibit Openings
Volunteers help greet visitors as they arrive for exhibit openings, help with the reception table, and help guide visitors through The Museum.

Collections
Items are frequently donated to The Museum that are in need of repair or restoration.  Volunteers with woodworking, refinishing, painting, and other handy skills can help restore items in our collections to ready them for display.

Gardening
Planting and maintaining the flower beds at The Railroad Historical Center is an ideal opportunity for volunteers who enjoy gardening.

Research
From time to time, research is required to obtain information on certain items in our collection or acquire information on topics for potential exhibits.  Volunteers who love to learn about history will enjoy a project every now and then.

Decorating
Volunteers decorate The Museum and Railroad Historical Center for Christmas.  We always enjoy being with our volunteers on decorating days!

Technology
Many of the permanent exhibits in The Museum rely on technology.  Sometimes we need extra expertise to make sure our exhibits are functioning properly.

Summer Camps
Summer is a time for campers to come to The Museum or Railroad Historical Center for a fun, educational experience.  We typically offer two train camps at The Railroad Historical Center and two camps with other themes at The Museum.  Volunteers are always needed to provide resources, teach lessons, lead activities, and assist and supervise campers.

Click here to download the Volunteer Application form. 

Please bring completed form to The Museum or email it to nickie@greenwoodmuseum.org.

 

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Updated on 02/24/2015 4:41 PM