Volunteer docents lead groups through Margaret Brown’s 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, Titanic, 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 6-9 hour commitment per month. Docents must be over 16.
Our gallery guides assist guests as they follow self-guided tours of the house. This involves helping guests find their way, assisting with our digital guide, answering questions related to Margaret Brown, Titanic, and the house, and safeguarding the objects and the house itself. We ask that gallery guides commit to 7-10 hour commitment each month.
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. Our greeters prepare our guests for their visit before they enter the museum by going over rules and assisting with our digital guide. While Greeters get questions about the House or Margaret, they also help with 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, students between the ages of 10 and 16 help guests find their way, answer questions, and support longer serving volunteers in the Museum. Pages should have an interest in history and enjoy working with people of all ages. We ask pages to commit to a three hour shift each week of the summer OR 10 shifts total each summer.
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.