Become a Volunteer!
The Wethersfield Historical Society is always seeking volunteers at The Wethersfield Museum, Hurlbut-Dunham House and Cove Warehouse. Flexible scheduling, no experience necessary and training provided! Meet new people, learn about Wethersfield’s History, serve your community and have fun too! Interested in volunteering in another way? Just let us know and we would be happy to find a perfect fit!
There are many volunteer opportunities at Wethersfield Historical Society, and we truly need you! The donation of your time and talents makes a great difference as we preserve and promote Wethersfield’s history and culture to inspire people today and tomorrow. Today, as it has always been, the society is governed by volunteers who serve on our Governing Board. Community members volunteer to staff the Keeney Center and our historic buildings; they volunteer in our library, help prepare our mailings and help with collections and exhibits. Volunteers conduct research and write articles for our website. They play characters and support our Lantern Light Tours. They run our fundraisers and staff special events.
Whether you have one hour a month or ten hours a month to give, enjoy working on short term projects or you can commit to a longer term project, or you are looking for an opportunity to exercise your skills – Wethersfield Historical Society can use your talents.
Be an ambassador of the Wethersfield Museum at the Keeney Memorial Cultural Center. Responsibilities include greeting visitors, answering the phone and managing gift shop sales. Volunteers work whenever the building is open to the public. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Roberta Simpson at 860.529.7161.
Help during special events such as the Craft Fair, Lantern Light Tours, Antique Show, Connecticut Open House Day, Keeney Cultural Series concerts, House Tours, Holidays on Main, Memorial Day Weekend’s History Day for Families and Taste of Wethersfield. Duties vary from selling tickets to leading tours to distributing Society materials to tending bar. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Beth Thompson at 860.529.7656.
Hurlbut-Dunham House Guide
Lead tours of this handsome brick Georgian built in the 1790s and interpreted in the Victorian Style. The House is open on weekends, from the last weekend of May through the first weekend in October, 1-4pm. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Kayla Pittman at 860.529.7656.
Cove Warehouse Guide
Welcome visitors to the 17th-century Cove Warehouse that celebrates the town’s colorful maritime past. The Warehouse is open on weekends from the last weekend in May through the first weekend in October, 1-4pm. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Kayla Pittman at 860.529.7656.
Help implement hands on programs designed to enrich the social studies curriculum for students in grades pre-K through 12. Programs include Cookies over the Coals, held weekday mornings during the holiday season, Wethersfield Architectural Walking Tour, Wampum and Wigwams, Witch of Blackbird Pond activities and more. The greatest demand for museum teachers is October through December and April through June. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Kayla Pittman at 860.529.7656.
Help perform the organizational activities that keep the society running on a day-to-day basis such as bulk mailings, publicity, and projects utilizing personal computer and/or office skills. Some of these jobs can be performed from home. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Beth Thompson at 860.529.7656 to put your name on the call list.
Keeney Kids Teen Teacher Assistants
A volunteer position for high school age students to assist Keeney Kids teachers with classroom management and activities. Duties may include assisting children with games and activities, assisting with serving snacks and moving children from one location to another.
If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Kayla Pittman at 860.529.7656.