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 include:

Greeter: Help to welcome arriving visitors and school groups, and launch them on a memorable visit!

Interpreter: Present Shaker history through guided tours, craft demonstrations, and visitor engagement.

Garden support: Help maintain our heirloom gardens, harvest produce, and assist with CSA distribution.

Farm support: Assist with barn cleaning and the feeding and general care of our livestock.

Office assistant: Help behind the scenes with administrative tasks.

Curatorial/Library assistant: Assist our curator with a range of tasks from research and data entry, to cleaning the historic period rooms, and re-arranging collection objects on display.

Facilities support: Help our facilities team with simple repairs, basic landscaping, carpentry, and painting.

Special events: Assist with set-up/break-down, check-in, ushering, children’s activities, and parking for dinners, concerts, festivals and other special events.


For more information, contact Ruth Burday at 443-0188 x 201, or email her at rburday@hancockshakervillage.org.

Fill out a Volunteer Application Form

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