Join our army of passionate volunteers.
There are many rewarding volunteer opportunities to consider at The Westmoreland. We’ll work with you to find a good match for your skills, interests and schedule. We treasure our volunteers as much as we treasure our American at collection, and we look forward to having you here.
Our docent volunteers spend time interacting with visiting groups and the Museum’s collection. No previous knowledge or experience is necessary, and we’ll give you all the training you need to prepare to work with groups of all ages. Docents give tours that range from interactive and hands-on with activities for school groups to highlights for adults. They also provide a range of outreach programs to a variety of groups including schools, libraries, clubs and retirement communities.
Working in the Curator’s Office is a fulfilling way to learn more about The Westmoreland’s collection. Volunteers assist with ongoing research projects for exhibitions including working in the art library and helping with administrative duties by maintaining artists’ files and handling requests for information.
Volunteers in the collection manager’s office assist with collection records and have the chance to work with the collection hands-on.
THE COMMITTEE FOR THE WESTMORELAND
This dedicated group act as ambassadors to the community and raise funds on behalf of the Museum through special events. Members host and plan exciting events including tours of regional art collections at museums and private homes. If you’re looking for a way to make new friends and join a committed volunteer group, then become part of The Committee.
Since the Shop must be staffed during all hours the Museum is open (35 hours a week), there is always a need for people here. Volunteers sign up for specific shifts to work and assist with customer service, sales, annual inventory and housekeeping needs.
Not sure you have time for a large commitment? Well, working Museum special events might be a better fit. We could use your help with program-related events and monthly Museum events like our Art on Tap happy hours, Westmoreland Jazz Society concerts and fundraisers.
All the Museum departments need help with everything from data entry and filing to folding flyers and stuffing envelopes. This may not be particularly glamorous work, but it’s greatly appreciated by our staff. In addition, we welcome volunteers who’d like to share their professional areas of expertise, including accounting, development and technology.