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
We are now holding information sharing sessions for potential volunteers interested in conducting small group (10 people) tours for visitors of all ages inside the House at Winterthur. A two-week training session is planned for September 2019. New House Guides will first be trained for the Introductory Tour via lectures, workshops, and room studies and then will participate in additional room studies in November in preparation to guide the Yuletide tour. Tours are generally 45 minutes-1 hour in duration and are offered to visitors Tuesday through Sunday (plus Mondays during Yuletide). Volunteer House Guides are expected to guide a minimum of four days a month to include one full Saturday or Sunday and must be able to utilize the internet to enter their availability calendar. House Guide schedules are published the 10th of the month preceding the scheduled month.
If you are interested or have questions please contact Tricia Davies or find out more about volunteering at the link below:
- 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 email@example.com.