Times of day
A few hours per month
Long-Term (6 months-1 year)
70 Court Street
EDUCATIONAL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Orientation and ongoing training are provided to our Educational Volunteers.
Historic House Docent
Educational programs are offered at each Historic House Museum, which include guided tours by docents. During a number of presentations, the docents wear period costumes to enhance the experience for the students. In addition, volunteers are needed to staff each of the five Historic House Museums during the summer season, from the beginning of May to the end of September on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 1-4pm. Extensive training and support are provided for these positions.
Educational volunteers prepare Colonial era open-hearth meals at the Covenhoven House Museum in Freehold for school groups, organizations and the public, discussing and comparing a modern kitchen to the 1753 kitchen. Volunteers can learn how <img src="http://monmouthhistory.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/pati.jpg" height="960" width="694">to cook using the open-hearth, or assist in the presentation. Programs are held during the school year on weekday mornings or for the general public on occasional weekends.
Docents staff the Museum reception desk in Freehold, greeting visitors and processing admissions. In addition, they are available to conduct guided tours of the galleries by request. Volunteers work in 3-hour shifts: 10:00 am to 1:00 pm or 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, Tuesday-Saturday. Orientation and instruction for gallery exhibition tours is provided.
Volunteers present educational “trunk programs” at schools and community organizations, as well as at the Museum and Historic House Museums. Period costumes may be required. Thorough training is provided. Those with strong knowledge of New Jersey history, public speaking and/or classroom experience are encouraged to apply.
Research Library & Archives Volunteer
Volunteers in the Research Library & Archives choose from a variety of projects. These range from simple duties such as preservation photocopying and filing, to more in-depth projects such as manuscript processing. Retired librarians, certified genealogists, and M.L.I.S. students are encouraged to apply.
MCHA serves a diverse population and has a special need for volunteers who can deliver programs for non-English speaking for visitors. Currently there is a need for volunteers fluent in Spanish.
- Training Provided