For Immediate Release
For more information, contact:
Wendy Potts, Volunteer and Visitor Service Coordinator
City of Greeley Museums
Subject: Volunteer for the Greeley Museums
Amazing prospects await volunteers at Greeley Museums. Sites to volunteer include Centennial Village, 1870 Meeker Home, Greeley History Museum, Plumb Farm, or venues off-site hosted by Greeley Museums Heritage Foundation.
There are opportunities for everyone at the Greeley Museums. Volunteers from ages 12 and up are welcome. For those interested in a future museums career, intern positions are also available.
Specific Volunteer Opportunities:
Archives Volunteers: responsible for handling and researching two-dimensional artifacts such as maps, photographs and documents. Potential projects include genealogy research, creating finding aids, transcribing oral histories and cataloging and digitizing documents and photographs.
Collections Volunteers: responsible for sorting, researching and documenting museum three-dimensional artifacts. Potential projects include processing incoming loans or donations, taking photographs, creating object mounts, filing research material and preparing objects for exhibit.
Education and Living History Volunteers: demonstrate crafts and skills and share stories from local history in historic costume at Centennial Village and other museum sites. Projects include presenting historic material to local students, giving tours of museum sites, and teaching and assisting with summer camps.
Exhibits Volunteers: responsible for creating, designing and building history museum exhibitions. Potential projects include constructing, painting and mounting exhibit furnishings, sculpting mannequins, and researching, writing, and printing exhibit panels and labels.
Junior Volunteers: are welcome to help with most of the above Volunteer job opportunities. The museums’ staff does their best to accommodate schedules of both home schooled and traditional school students and consider it one of our major missions to mentor young history enthusiasts.
Special Events Volunteers: help with large museum events throughout the year. In addition to the Living History demonstrations at these events, volunteers are often needed to help with set up, clean-up, and hospitality.