Rokeby Museum is looking for volunteer tour guides
FERRISBURGH — Rokeby Museum in Ferrisburgh celebrates volunteers every April — National Volunteer Month — with an orientation session for new recruits. Interested volunteers are invited to the museum on Saturday, April 23, at 11 a.m. to check out the opportunities. Volunteering at Rokeby offers a unique opportunity for personal education and service rolled into one.
Volunteers are the lifeblood of most nonprofit organizations, including Rokeby, where they handle everything from tour guiding to bookkeeping. Anyone who loves working with people, art and antiques, history and reading other people’s mail, should join Rokeby’s corps of dedicated tour guides.
New guides will complete a brief training course that introduces them to the remarkable Quaker family that called Rokeby home and the 200 years of history they lived here. Volunteers study historic photographs, documents, art and artifacts from the museum’s extensive collection and then share what they have learned with visitors, working two tour days per month during the season (May 22 to Oct. 30 this year).
Rokeby Museum is a 90-acre historic site and National Historic Landmark designated for its exceptional Underground Railroad history. It presents a nationally significant Underground Railroad story tucked inside a quintessential Vermont experience.
For more information, email Jane Williamson at [email protected].
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