Volunteer

Help Us Make Learning Fun!

At the Noah Webster House, we see over 1,000 general visitors each year (on top of our 10,000 school kids and numerous public program attendees). All of these visitors want something different from us, but they all want one thing: TO HAVE FUN LEARNING SOMETHING NEW.

You can help make learning fun by becoming a museum volunteer! Members of our dedicated volunteer corps greet and assist museum guests, lead tours of the Noah Webster House, and help out at special events like Tavern Nights and Gingerbread Day.

If you’re looking to add to your resume,want to meet new people, need service hours, or just want to have fun learning something new, check out the available positions below.
Our volunteers are from all over Greater Hartford and come from a variety of backgrounds. Anyone age 15 and over can apply.

  • Become an Historical Interpreter: Don’t be fooled by the fancy title – “Historical Interpreter” is just another name for a tour guide. This position requires extensive training on Noah Webster’s life, colonial history, and hands on activities like spinning and weaving.
  • Host or Hostess: Greet visitors, collect admissions, assist with museum shop sales, operate the orientation video, and get the museum ready for guests.
  • Special Events: Help out at some of our exciting events like West Hartford Hauntings, Tavern Night, or Webster’s War of the Words.
  • Internships: We offer several options for high school and college students looking for museum experience. Click here for more information.
  • Other options: There is always something going on at the Noah Webster House! Sometimes we need help with research, mailings, organizing, or even housework.

Are you ready to make a difference? Call 860-521-5362 x11 or click on the appropriate link below:

Volunteer Positions

Host
Interpreter
Volunteer Application

Internships

Internship Descriptions
Internship Application

Schedules & Commitment

The museum is open 7 days a week from 1 – 4 p.m. Scheduling and time commitments are flexible. Our volunteers work as little as one day a month, or as often as several times a week. We do prefer that you can help out for at least a three month period.

Benefits

There are several advantages to volunteering at the Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society.

You can:

  • add to your résumé
  • make new friends
  • teach and share with others
  • learn about local history
  • develop new skills
  • work a flexible schedule

You’ll also get:
On-going training and support
The monthly volunteer newsletter, Noah Notes
A 10% discount in our museum shop
Free admission to many area museums
Member’s rates on many museum programs

Contact Us

If you would like more information on becoming a volunteer, or if you would like an application, please E-mail Marsha Anderson or call Marsha at 860.521.5362 x 11

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