Opportunities include assisting visitors in the Museum galleries, supporting our staff and assisting our campers with fun, hands-on learning experiences, helping with large special events such as large fundraisers like our Game Dinner and Cocktails and Cultures, or assisting “behind the scenes” with our administrative or collections teams. Whatever your interests, the Witte Museum has a volunteer opportunity for you. If you enjoy learning new things and want to share your talents with others, the Witte Museum wants you!
Adult Volunteers (ages 18 and up) assist the Museum staff with a variety of different programs and opportunities including: Membership, Reservations and Guest Experience, Galleries, Curatorial/Collections and the Bolner Family Museum Store.
Junior Volunteers (ages 16-17) have the opportunity to assist the Education and Visitor Experience teams during Spring Break, summer camp season* or throughout the entire school year.
The Witte Museum is a President’s Volunteer Service Award certified organization.
Questions? Contact Pamela Riles, Director of Volunteerism & Community Engagement, PamelaRiles@WitteMuseum.org
Junior Volunteer Mentees (ages 13 – 16)
Students in the Junior Volunteer (JV) Mentorship Program have the opportunity to complete 100 volunteer service hours through training, monthly hours of service events and scheduled mentor/shadow sessions. Training sessions include developing content knowledge of the museum galleries, learning how to engage with museum visitors and facilitate conversations, learning how to present and presenting hands-on activities for museum visitors and developing professional skills (communication, leadership, conflict resolution, etc.).
Application cycles run February through August:
After submitting your online application, you will be asked to schedule a virtual interview. If accepted, plan to attend orientation in September.
JV Mentorship Program Benefits:
Community Group Volunteers are considered any group of 4 people or more and can be an organization, youth group, or university/college organizations who want to volunteer for a one time project. These groups are able to assist with special events and programming as well as during anticipated high-volume visitor days. Reservations need to be made 3 weeks in advance. Please contact the Volunteer Manager for more information.
Corporate Volunteers may volunteer individually or as a group. Corporate groups are able to assist with special events and programming as well as during anticipated high-volume visitor days. Reservations need to be made 1-2 months in advance. We also have several single volunteer opportunities available for Employee Volunteer Programs including Tuesday evenings as well as Saturdays and Sundays. Please contact the Volunteer Manager for more information.