Volunteers

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Photo credit: Bob Leitch

The goal of the Volunteer Program is to encourage participation from the community to meet Winterthur’s mission of preserving and enhancing the legacy of its founder, H.F. du Pont, for the benefit and enjoyment of the public. Volunteers, as nonpaid staff, are integral to running the Museum, Library, and Garden. They serve in many departments, supporting paid staff in such areas as Academic Programs, Conservation, Garden, Library, Membership, House and Gallery Tours, Museum Collections, Registration, Visitor Service and School and Community Programs.

If you are interested in joining the hundreds of volunteers who dedicate time and expertise throughout the Museum, Garden and Library, you may browse the opportunities at the link below.

Current Highlighted Opportunity

Truck and Tractor Day

Saturday, October 5th is Winterthur’s eighth annual Truck and Tractor Day. Join us for a day filled with lots of large equipment, sure to delight wheel-oriented kids and adults! There will be more than 30 trucks and farm vehicles to climb on and explore, the fire department will have lots of fun things to do, hayrides, crafts, food and more. Winterthur’s resident goats will even put in an appearance!  We are expecting a big crowd and we need volunteers to make the day go smoothly. Help is needed to watch over the trucks and help with crowd control, help organize hayrides, watch over the famous Winterthur mechanical cow, assist with crafts, and more.  Volunteer shifts are 9:30am-1pm and 12:30-4:00pm. Please choose “Special Events” in the Assignment Preference section of your Volunteer Application to express your interest in helping at Truck and Tractor Day.

Click here for an overview of other volunteer opportunities at Winterthur

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Benefits Include:

  • Free admission to the garden, galleries, and most tours
  • Free admission to selected special events
  • Discounts in the retail stores and restaurants
  • Outstanding training and educational opportunities
  • Participation in National Volunteer Month (April)
  • Lots of fun!!

For additional information, please contact Volunteer Manager Tricia Davies at 302.888.4784 or e-mail volunteer info@winterthur.org.

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