Volunteer

Campbell House docents Laura Watt, Kay O'Connell (as Virginia Campbell and Museum Store volunteer Joe O'Connell (as Robert Campbell)

CHM vol­un­teers Joe, Kay and Laura dressed in period cos­tume in the garden.

The Camp­bell House Museum depends on ded­i­cated, enthu­si­as­tic vol­un­teers to carry out daily oper­a­tions and spe­cial pro­grams. The Museum ALWAYS has a need for vol­un­teers in the fol­low­ing areas:

• Docents pro­vide guided tours to Museum vis­i­tors. Com­pre­hen­sive train­ing is pro­vided.
• Museum Store Vol­un­teers staff the Museum Store and help vis­i­tors with pur­chases. Train­ing is pro­vided.
• Gar­den Vol­un­teers assist the Museum staff in plant­ing and main­tain­ing the Museum’s grounds and gar­dens.
• Office Vol­un­teers assist the Museum staff with office tasks such as work­ing with the archives.

Docents and Museum Store vol­un­teers are sched­uled when the Museum is open to the pub­lic. Most Docents and Museum Store vol­un­teers work one day per week or one day per month. Museum staff han­dles sched­ul­ing, which is very flex­i­ble. Museum Store staff is sched­uled sim­i­larly by the Store manager.

All vol­un­teers receive com­pre­hen­sive on-the-job train­ing, a sub­scrip­tion to the sea­sonal newslet­ter Camp­bell House Courier, and invi­ta­tions to social and edu­ca­tional spe­cial events and vol­un­teer out­ings through­out the year. The best rewards, per­haps, are the friend­ships made and the sat­is­fac­tion of con­tribut­ing to the cul­tural qual­ity of life in St. Louis.

The mem­bers of the Board of Direc­tors and var­i­ous com­mit­tees are all vol­un­teers. They are invited to serve by the Exec­u­tive Direc­tor and the Board Devel­op­ment Com­mit­tee. If you would like to learn more about vol­un­teer oppor­tu­ni­ties, please con­tact the Museum.