Volunteer docents lead groups through Margaret Brown’s Victorian home and tell about the life of this remarkable woman and her times. The museum’s staff provides on-site training with topics including the life of Margaret Brown, restoration techniques, the Victorian era, group management skills, and public speaking. Docents should enjoy learning and teaching about history and like working with people of all ages. The museum asks for a 6- to 8-hour commitment per month. Docents must be 16 or older.
Our events volunteers assist both behind the scenes and working directly with our guests at a wide variety of functions. Volunteers do everything from preparing food for our teas to leading guests through the house visiting the spirits of horror writers during Victorian Horrors. Events generally take place in the evenings or on weekends. Our events volunteers are asked to contribute time to at least 6 events over the course of a year.
We envision our greeters to be folks who are comfortable talking with the public and willing to answer questions. While they may get questions about the House or Margaret, we expect the bulk of the questions to relate to parking, restaurants and other activities in Denver. Greeters will be asked to work 6 hours per month during heavy volume times.
During the summer months of June, July and August, youth between the ages of 10 and 16 assist docents in leading tours through the Museum. Pages should have an interest in history and enjoy working with people of all ages.
NEW! Community Engagement
These volunteers will work closely with the Director of Learning & Engagement on programming designed to both bring a broader array of our community members into the Museum and take our programming out into the community. Help with SPARK!, Scout, and school programs here at the Museum or take a presentation out to a school, library, or a retirement home. We ask of minimum commitment of two programs each month.