Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are one of the most valuable elements of the Museum operation and are welcomed with open arms. Many volunteer opportunities are available that not only help the Museum thrive, but also enrich your connection and experience with it. These opportunities exist in the areas of help with events, shop and yard work, and as education aides. If you are interested in any of these positions, please contact the Museum at 978-768-7541.

VOLUNTEER STANDARDS AND PROCEDURES                                           

1. BECOMING A VOLUNTEER

Any Museum member may become a volunteer by completing and submitting to any staff or Board member the attached Volunteer Application. Once accepted, Museum volunteers will be trained as necessary or appropriate for the area it is agreed they will assist with. 

2. TIME RECORD

So we can track the hours put into projects and have a record of (the enormous amount of) time donated to the Museum, all volunteers are asked to record on the attached time sheet all of their donated hours and  turn in the sheet at the end of each month. (Staff turns in their sheets weekly)

3. VOLUNTEER RECIPROCAL PASS PROGRAM

Through our connection with the Essex National Heritage Area, the Museum volunteers are allowed to participate in the Volunteer Reciprocal Pass Program. This program allows Museum volunteers free access to more than 60 area sites as further described on the attached sheet.

4. VOLUNTEER MEMBERSHIP CARD

Persons accepted as Museum Volunteers shall be certified as such by having the word “VOLUNTEER” stamped on their Museum Membership card.