Volunteer at CSPM
New Volunteer Information Sessions & Training
First Wednesdays of the month from 10am to Noon: November 2, January 4, February 1, March 1, May 3
These sessions include a brief program on the mission and work of the museum, and an overview of volunteer opportunities and requirements. Volunteer opportunities include cart guides (educators), docents for Saturday tours, youth & family program volunteers, museum shop, and front desk greeters. If you are interested you may begin training immediately after the session. We are not currently recruiting volunteers for our collections or research departments.
How to Become a Volunteer
SCHOOL PROGRAM VOLUNTEERS
We are currently recruiting Cart Guides to assist with our Hands On History School Program for the 2016-2017 school year. This is a 5 to 10 month commitment, and we ask that you volunteer for at least 3 shifts a month (6 hours). Winter training is scheduled for January 2017.
FRONT DESK GREETERS
Volunteers assist by staffing the front desk, greeting visitors, responding to visitor inquiries, and answering the phone.
Volunteers assist in the museum store with point of sales, inventory, pricing, cleaning, helping guests, and merchandising. Store volunteers must commit to a weekly 3.5 hour shift.
RESEARCH & COLLECTIONS
Collection positions are very limited. Volunteers for this work must have a serious interest in the subject matter, and have a regular time commitment. Previous education in the subject is not required; however, the supervising archivist and research coordinator are willing to train the interested volunteer in doing the specialized research work. Any opportunities will be posted online.
YOUTH & FAMILY PROGRAMS
Program volunteers assist with a variety of hands-on activities for visiting families.
JUNIOR DOCENT PROGRAM
The application window for the 2016 Junior Docent Program is closed. Learn more about the Junior Docent program here.
Volunteer Requirements & Benefits
Please view the documents below for an overview of volunteer requirements, benefits, and procedures:
Become a member of the CSPM Volunteer Program today…we’d be history without you!