As the Pioneer Village is free and open to the public, the very survival of the Pioneer Village is dependent on our wonderful volunteers. We invite anyone interested to apply for a volunteer position. We have four main types of volunteers who each make a valuable contribution.
If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out this Google form or Contact us.
We are currently accepting volunteers for the following positions:
Gatekeeper: responsible for opening and closing the village, welcoming visitors, maintaining the guest registry, and village security.
Docent / Tour Guide: interpret the Village for the visitors. They appear in period dress and truly make the Pioneer Village’s history come alive.
Craftperson: demonstrates and teaches a 19th-century specialized skill such as woodworking, spinning, knitting, or blacksmithing. They add richness and depth by showing visitors how the pioneers used their skills to survive. Help as a tour guide during busy times.
Maintenance: help with the maintenance of the museum. With seven buildings more than a century old, there is a lot of maintenance to do to keep them looking good!
Website and Social Media: help maintain the Village website (word press), Instagram, and Facebook accounts. May also help with other forms of publicity.
We have several internship opportunities for students who would like to receive college credit while volunteering at the Pioneer Village. The scope, subject, and time commitment are flexible, and prospective interns can write their own job description under the direction of their supervising professor and the Pioneer Village Director. Prospective interns should contact us via email at provopioneervillageSUP@gmail.com. Internships may include some of the following:
- Public Outreach and Programs Coordinator
- Website Maintenance and General Administrative
- Collections Management and Inventory
- Collections Research, Care and Restoration
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