There are many areas of WHS that rely completely on volunteer help and commitment to provide the services that make us one of Westport’s gems. Some areas where we could use volunteers are listed below.
Fall 2017 Opportunities
This Fall docents are needed week day mornings from September 18th- October 6th for the annual third grade local history tour, “Exploring Westport History at the Wheeler House“. These volunteers will be responsible for leading three consecutive small groups through a 15 minute activity revolving around Westport history.
Front Door Greeters
Volunteers work in the mornings, 10-1, or afternoons, 1-4, weekly or once a month. At the front desk volunteers will be responsible for greeting all visitors, responding to phone calls, leading tours, and helping staff with everyday projects.
Educational programs are happening constantly at WHS. Consider helping with a house tour, History on Wheels classroom visits, or lending a hand with a weekend program.
Our Costume Committee could use help going through our large collection to categorize items so that dresses and other costumes can be used in exhibit displays and programs. Contact WHS to arrange a time when volunteers and committee members can meet together when convenient.
The Archives Department meets every Monday morning, from 10-12 to research questions that have been asked via phone, e-mail, or in-person for information about families, houses, events, and general Westport history; as well as cataloging items or collections that are donated to the WHS.
If you are interested in any of these opportunities, please call WHS at (203) 222-1424 and give your name, phone number, and area where you’d like to volunteer.