HSV brings the Shaker story to life and preserves it for future generations.
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We depend on the talents of hundreds of volunteers like you to develop and deliver programs, mount exhibitions, produce special events and manage our farm and gardens.  You can volunteer every week or just once a year — whatever suits your schedule! The opportunities we offer include:

Greeter    Welcome arriving visitors and school groups, and help launch them on a memorable visit!

Interpreter    Present Shaker history, lead guided tours or demonstrate a craft.

Gardener   Help maintain our heirloom gardens or distribute produce to the members of our community-supported agriculture program.

Farmer   Support the barn staff by cleaning and caring for animals.

Office Assistant   Help us “behind the scenes” to update membership records or assist with a mailing.

Curatorial Assistant   Provide assistance with collections and exhibitions, including research and data entry, cleaning period rooms or arranging artifacts for display.

Facilities Assistant    Help with simple carpentry or repairs, or tend to other essential tasks throughout our 20 historic buildings.

Special Events Assistant    Join us at one of our fairs or festivals to help with children’s activities, parking, or set-up/break-down.


For questions or more information, contact Jessy McMahon, Lead Interpreter and Volunteer Coordinator, at 443-0188 x 203, or email her at jmcmahon@hancockshakervillage.org.

Fill out a Volunteer Application Form

Click on the link below for a more complete description of volunteer positions: