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Our volunteers are essential to our success!

Are you looking for ways to make worthwhile contributions to your town and pass along its wonderful history to others? The CHO needs volunteers. Donating your time, interest, and energy can help the Museum in diverse ways to advance understanding of the unique history of Orleans.

We welcome any and all volunteers year round or seasonally in whatever capacity you can offer your help. We have regular daytime shifts or evening event shifts. Your support is greatly appreciated

If you are interested in volunteering, contact us. Some of the things that volunteers help us with:

Visitor Services: Greeting visitors at Meeting House/ CG 36500. Short tours, answer inquiries, handle store sales (also help with store inventory, other projects)

Research: Research the town's history- either in response to inquiries from the public or to help exhibits or other interpretative project. Help with exhibit planning

Public relations: Help promote special events and programs around town and online

Collections: Enter information into our collections database (cataloging); Inventory our collection

Research biographical information; Catalog new accessions. 

Archives: Process archival collections , enter information into our collections database

Administration: Help manage member and donor databases; Help with mailings; General office support

Building & Grounds: Maintain plantings around the Meeting House. Help with maintenance projects

Special Events: Help develop new programs and programming; promote special events; Help with event Set-up & Breakdown, welcome visitors, help visitors with questions or directions, other duties as appropriate that deal with providing customer service to guests

Fundraising & Community: Research grant opportunities for funding; Write and send letters of solicitation for special events; Promote museum offerings to the community

We need Meeting House volunteers year round and CG36500 volunteers during the summer months when the boat is in Rock Harbor.

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