Volunteers help the museum accomplish much-needed tasks that range from site restoration, event assistance, mailings, and more. We work with your schedule. Become a volunteer today!
We are currently looking for volunteers who can work either on an as-needed basis or on a regular schedule.
Shaker Museum is seeking volunteer docents to assist visitors at the historic North Family site in New Lebanon, NY yearly from mid-June to Columbus Day.
Docents will receive in-depth orientation and training in Shaker history and the history of the Mount Lebanon site, including the buildings, land use, and individuals who lived there. They will lead tours for visitors to the site on a set schedule, Friday through Monday.
Docents should be able to commit to at least one recurring tour per week, and be able to lead visitors across uneven terrain and into unrenovated buildings.
Tours generally run 1.5 hours. If interested, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org with a brief description of why this opportunity appeals to you and how your background and interests align with this type of work.
Volunteers are regularly needed to assist with special projects at the historic Mount Lebanon site. Responsibilities may include trail maintenance, cleaning, yard work, light lifting, painting, and setting up tables and displays. Please contact us if you're interested in helping.VOLUNTEER