The Fort Museum is always looking for volunteers to help out with various projects and events!
Please contact us if you would like to contribute your time and skills, and for more information on the listed Volunteer Opportunities. If you have a skill that you think might be useful that is not listed, give us a call, we’d love to hear from you!!
General Volunteer Opportunities
–TAILORS/SEAMSTRESSES The Fort is always on the look out for people who can help us with our costumes. With the importance of being historically accurate, in the look of the costumes, the volunteer would need to be somewhat skilled in their craft, being able to use our patterns, or fix costume items appropriately.
–TRANSLATORS The Fort gets guests from all over the globe! Most groups come with their own interpreter, but we would love to offer spoken translation services! The Fort currently offers paper translations for self-guided tours, and we would also love to have more languages available. Currently the languages of the paper translations are Dutch, French, German, Portuguese, Hindu, Nepali and Japanese!
Spring Season Volunteer Opportunities (April-June)
–INVENTORY We love help with inventory at the beginning of the year, it’s always nice to have an extra mind and set of hands, especially when we have school groups coming in.
Summer Season Volunteer Opportunities (July-August)
–COSTUMED PERFORMERS It’s always fun when we can populate the Fort with people in costume. Don’t let the the “performer” line scare you. Even if you’d like to come, sit and visit with friends in costume, or want to demonstrate old techniques like butter making or a fun skill like knitting, for visitors. Anything that helps our visitors feel like they’ve traveled back in time, is always welcome! We will even provide the costumes!
Fall Season Volunteer Opportunities (September-October)
–FORT OF TERRORS SET-UP We are always looking for help setting up and decorating for the Fort’s annual Halloween festivities. Volunteers would be willing to work weekdays anytime during 9am-5pm
–FORT OF TERRORS SCARE TEAM If you like scaring people and love Halloween, we would love to have your help on the scare team.
Off-Season/Winter Volunteer Opportunities (November-March)
–SANTA CLAUS PARADE We can always use various help in setting up and running the gift shop during the Santa Claus Parade festivities.