Volunteer Opportunities


Please note: ATHM has closed our doors to the public and has no further volunteer opportunities. 


You might be surprised to learn what our volunteers do. With a goal to provide volunteers with a rewarding and exciting experience, we customize volunteering opportunities to showcase their individual talents and interests, from a love of history to artistic talent to great interpersonal skills.

In the Education Department’s “Colonial Days” program, volunteers enjoy working side-by-side with the schoolchildren as they learn skills in weaving, flax making, and other colonial period activities.

Volunteers collaborate directly with the heads of the Curatorial and Library Departments to provide essential behind-the scenes support. Some may assist Curatorial staff in setting up and adding details to the Museum’s core exhibition or special exhibitions. Library volunteers provide support work for the important IMLS Grant, scanning and updating the postcard collection for the Chace Cataogue, processing a manuscript collection, and handling and organizing periodicals.

Our wonderful volunteers can be seen on any given day doing important and interesting work such as preparing supplies for Girl Scouts badges and Outreach Projects, cutting fabric to be sold in the museum shop, winding bobbins for the looms in the Textile Learning Center and Professional Weavers exhibit, and greeting and assisting visitors in the galleries and at events, ensuring that our guests have a very positive experience at the Museum.