There are many areas of the WHS that rely completely on volunteer help and commitment to provide the services that make us one ofWestport’s gems. Some areas where we could use volunteers include:
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 porgrams are happening constantly at WHS. Consider helping with a house tour, History on Wheels classroom visits, or lending a hand at a Saturday with the Society program. Contact Nicole Carpenter, Education and Programming Director, for more information on volunteering opportunities.
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. Contact Sven Selander, Archives Chair, to get involved in these projects.
If you are interested in any of these areas, please call WHS at (203) 222-1424 and give your name, phone number, and area where you’d like to volunteer.