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 Opportunities
Teen Volunteer Program
If you are a teen interested in art, history, science, or museums, consider applying to the 2019 Teen Volunteer Program. Participants in this program will learn all about Winterthur- its collection of historic objects, its landscape, and its history- and will share that knowledge with their community! Find out more by clicking on the flyer link and apply using the application link below. Applications are due April 1. Interviews conducted during spring break.
Ask Me Volunteer for Costuming THE CROWN
This new volunteer role for 2019 will be stationed on the 2nd floor of The Galleries in the exhibition Costuming THE CROWN. Volunteer shifts are 10 am- 1 pm and 1 - 4 pm. "Ask Me" volunteers will help protect the costumes on display by working in conjunction with other volunteers and Public Safety Officers to encourage visitors not to handle fabrics. "Ask Me" volunteers will also be friendly resources for visitors who may have questions about either the exhibition or Winterthur. There may also be opportunities to engage visitors in a hands-on experience.
If you are interested or have questions please contact Tricia Davies or find out more about "Ask Me" 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.