Travel back in time and take 100s of visitors with you! The William Cullen Bryant Homestead, the 19th century home of American poet and conservationist William Cullen Bryant, provides an exciting opportunity to learn the stories of our past including Bryant's personal story and contributions to history as we know it. History lovers, retired individuals who enjoy interacting with the public, students seeking to explore careers and nature lovers can all find a home away from home at the Homestead. Join our team of enthusiastic tour guides and share these stories with others.
- Lead house tours and/or landscape tours using strategies and content provided
- Welcome and orient visitors to the property
- Provide friendly customer service
- Promote the mission of The Trustees, our work and our programs
- Encourage guests to join us as members and volunteers
- Help ensure safety of visitors and the protection of the museum collection
- Assist in the visitor center, as needed between tours
- Support special events by giving tours, filling room stations to protect items and provide basic interpretive information
- Participate in training sessions and stay aware of current Trustees happenings via enews, emails from regional staff and meeting attendance
- Participate in continued improvement of tours by providing feedback and joining brainstorming sessions
- Commit to reporting your service hours via the Trustees volunteer website
Tours occur at 11 am, 1pm and 2pm on Saturdays and Sundays, late April through September, and Fridays, late June through August. Additional tours are also scheduled s part of large single day and holiday events. Availability between 10:30 and 3:30 once a week for 2 hrs or more preferred. New volunteers are invited to meet staff, experience the tours and shadow current guides as first steps.
Monthly volunteer appreciation days at various properties plus onsite benefits (tour passes, access to resource library, beverages, etc) and state wide recognition opportunities available to all volunteers.