Three Museums One INCREDIBLE Adventure!


The EarlyWorks Family of Museums is always in need of adding exceptional individuals and groups to our family of volunteers.  We always welcome those willing to give their time and talents to enhance our mission of proving education to children through “hand’s on” exploration and experience of regional history.


Benefits of Volunteering

  • Learn and develop new skills through volunteering with one of Huntsville’s premiere attractions
  • Add to your personal knowledge base regarding our local history by interacting with visitors, staff, other dedicated volunteers, and the Museum overall
  • Join a community of friends who share the love of active learning and collaboration
  • Gain experience working with children at special events for school or work requirements
  • Gain personal satisfaction when giving back to the children of our community
  • Enhance professional skills for your personal development
  • Aid our legacy by providing historic education to children of the Tennessee Valley


    For questions please contact Wendy Kirk, Volunteer Coordinator at 256.564.8119

    ewvolunteers@huntsvilleal.gov

Requirements

  • Minimum age: 14 years
  • Reliability, flexibility, and positive people skill
  • Experience interacting with younger children helpful
  • Prior volunteering experience helpful
  • Enthusiasm about supporting the children of our community
  • For certain volunteer positions the following attributes are helpful:
    • The ability to stand or sit for long periods of time
    • Ease of public speaking
    • Willingness to learn and share local history
    • Administrative abilities for programmatic needs
    • Previous work with group facilitation
    • The love of gardening
    • Enjoyment in cleaning, organizing, and creating a safe space for children
    • Ability and delight in reading aloud to children


Special Events Volunteer:

(Opportunities exist throughout the year)
Assist in various capacities in our many annual special events.  Day, weekend, and night special event opportunities exist.  Volunteers will further the Museum mission by providing an enhanced, safe, family friendly, and interactive experience for our customers.

Annual Special Events include the following but are not limited to:

-SpringFest (April- May)

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-WhistleStop (May)

-Dog Days of Summer (June-September)

-Dog Jog (August)

-EarlyWorks Family Dinner (September)

-Santa’s Village (Novemeber-Decemeber)

-And many more!



Floor Guide Volunteer: 

Weekday & Saturday Shifts: 10 AM to 2PM
Become one of the friendly faces helping to enhance guest experiences and learning through interaction with our Museum exhibits. Assist the Museum staff and other volunteers by ensuring a safe, clean environment within our Museum. Help facilitate timely group involvement and movement throughout the Museum experience.  Facilitate the organization of exhibits for current and future patrons to enjoy.

Administrative Volunteer:

Weekday Shifts Only: Between 1PM to 3 PM.
Assist in the busy Administrative Office of the Museum in a variety of ways. This position provides opportunities in support of the Museum‘s mission and vision including:
  • Preparation of mailings
  • Organization of Museum paperwork
  • Assembly of children’s project kits
  • Filing essential documents
  • Data entry and clean up
  • Creating labels and nametags
  • …and much more

Birthday Party Coordinator Volunteer:

Saturday Shifts: 10AM to 2PM (Birthday events hosted at The Historic Depot and Children’s Museum locations)
Work alongside Museum staff and other volunteers ensuring each child’s birthday is celebrated with joy and timely interaction.  Provide assistance with set-up and clean-up. Check-in parties as they arrive and aid them in their departure.  Provide friendly education of adult chaperones regarding party expectations and guidelines.

Youth Summer Volunteer:

Weekday and Saturday Shifts: 10AM to 3PM
Spend your summer enhancing children’s learning by working with us during your summer break. Student’s lead families and groups through the interactive Museum, providing a safe, clean environment for all clients, and aid visitors in craft and story time. You’ll volunteer with high school students from around the Tennessee Valley gaining valuable experience to add to your resume, higher education applications, and personal profiles.

Gardener Volunteer:

Weekday & Saturday Shifts: Between 10 AM to 3 PM.
Come spend some time outside in our beautiful 7-acre historical park. Needs vary from season to season and there is almost always something to plant, prune, or spruce up (pun intended).

     

    If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out the Volunteer Application Form by clicking the link below

    Volunteer Application

    For questions please email ewvolunteers@huntsvilleal.gov or call Wendy Kirk, Volunteer Coordinator at 256.564.8119

     

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