Volunteer Opportunities

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We Need YOU

Volunteers are essential to the day-to-day operation of the museum.

We have tasks suited to all sorts of interests and for different levels of experience. Practice an old skill or learn a new one. Our youngest volunteers are under ten years old and our oldest are—well, never mind. All you need is a little time and a willingness to share it with us.

Volunteer Day 2008 Volunteer Tending the Library Volunteer Filling Bird Feeders

You might....

Work Outside

  • Maintain a butterfly gardens
  • Maintain the feeder area garden
  • Assist with monthly monitoring walk
  • Keep one or more of the trails marked
  • Clear trails of fallen branches
  • Mow trails
  • Paint or repair signs
  • Lead a bird or nature walk
  • Teach an outdoor-ed class

Help Inside

  • Greet visitors and run introductory video
  • Sell admission and operate the gift shop
  • Inventory gift shop stock
  • Help visitors identify birds at the viewing window
  • Enter bird sightings into ebird
  • Work with school groups
  • Help with bus tours
  • Help with bulk mailings
  • Write articles for the newsletter
  • Photograph events
  • Help organize large events
  • Teach carving classes
  • Help staff our booth at off-site exhibits
  • Update the scrapbook or blog
  • Develop or build displays

Choose What Works for You

Our volunteers give as much time to the museum as fits their schedule, from once a season to three times a week.

Indoors there are two three-hour shift choices, 10-1 and 1-4, but many volunteers stay the entire day. Volunteers may work in pairs if they prefer. Sometimes whole families come and do a variety of jobs.

If you love birds, nature, working with groups of people, or wood carving, we have lots of volunteer opportunities for you. Call us!

900 Sherman Hollow Road, Huntington, VT 05462 ~~ (802) 434-2167 ~~ E-mail