Museums of Burlington have a variety of volunteer opportunities, from assisting with the delivery of unique education experiences, to assisting our curatorial staff, to hands-on craft activities, to assisting at special events. Training will be provided.
Education Program Assistant – Volunteering with the interpretive department is great for anyone who loves teaching and working with people. Duties may include assisting with the craft or tour segment or another program component, to helping with program set-up and clean-up.
Availability – September to June
Heritage Badge Program Assistant – Museum badge programs are designed specifically for Sparks, Brownies, Girl Guides, Cubs and Scouts. Volunteer duties may include assisting with the craft and/or tour segment or another program component, to helping with program set-up and clean-up.
Availability – October to May (primarily early evenings, occasional weekend day)
Camp Program Assistant – This position is perfect for the creative-minded who enjoys working with children. Duties may include assisting with the delivery of camp programs, the craft and/or tour segment or another program component, to helping with program set-up and clean-up. Camps are operated during P.A. Days, March Break, Summer and seasonal celebration camps.
Availability – year round
Tour Guide – Guides provide a welcoming environment and learning experience to museum visitors. Volunteers must be comfortable speaking to groups of all ages as they conduct gallery and/or historic house tours. Volunteers are kept informed about changes in museum exhibits to share with visitors.
Availability – year round
Curatorial Volunteer – For those interested in history, antiques or behind-the-scenes aspects of museum work you may enjoy volunteering regularly with our curatorial department. Duties may include assisting with cataloguing artifact materials and data entry.
Availability – Tuesdays
Special Event Support – For flexible types, special event support offers the opportunity to help out in a variety of ways. Some of duties to choose from may include serving refreshments, conducting gallery and/or historic house tours, reception/admission duties, assisting in the children’s activity area or set-up of equipment for the event (some heavy lifting may be required).
Availability - primarily weekends and statutory holidays
Admission/Gift Shop –This front line position welcomes and greets all visitors. Responsibilities include admission transactions, gift shop sales, telephone duties and clerical support.
Availability - Sunday afternoons, year round