Learn how to volunteer at Rokeby Museum

FERRISBURGH — Every April, as part of National Volunteers Month, Rokeby Museum celebrates volunteers with an orientation session for new recruits. This year’s tour guide orientation will happen on Saturday, April 22, at 10 a.m.
Volunteers are the lifeblood of most nonprofit organizations, and Rokeby is no exception. It offers a unique opportunity for personal education and service rolled into one. Volunteers handle everything from tour guiding to bookkeeping. With its exceptional Underground Railroad history, Rokeby holds a particular interest to those who love working with people, art and antiques, history, and reading other people’s mail.
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 21 to October 29this year).
For more information e-mail Jane Williamson [email protected].

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