Volunteer Opportunities

We Love Our Volunteers, But We Can Always Use More!

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. But sometimes volunteers come and go, and some of our committees are working with just a few, hard-working volunteers. 

Here are some areas where we could use more help:

Front Door Greeters

Wheeler House is open Monday thru Friday from 10 AM to 4 PM, and Saturday from 12 to 4. Volunteers work in the mornings (10 to 1) or afternoons (1-4), weekly or once a month or whatever schedule works best for each person. You’ll be in the center of the action at WHS, greeting all visitors, responding to phone calls, showing visitors around the museum, helping staff with projects. Barbara Van Orden, our volunteer coordinator, will give instructions on all of this.

Education Department 

Educational porgrams are happening constantly at WHS. Consider helping with a tour or History on Wheels classroom visit, or lending a hand at a Saturday with the Society program. Nicole Carpenter, Education Director, is happy give instructions on volunteering opportunities. 

Costume Department

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 or programs. This work would be done when volunteers and the committee can meet together at times convenient for everyone.

Archives Department

The Archives Department meets every Tuesday morning, from 10 am to 12 to research questions people have asked via phone, e-mail, or in person for information about families, houses, events, and general Westport history; and to catalog items or collections that are donated to the WHS. Sven Selander, Archives chair, will help get you involved in these projects.

If you are interested in any of these areas, please call the Society at (203) 222-1424 and give your name, phone number, and area where you’d like to volunteer.