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.