Opportunities abound at Historic Kenmore and Washington's Ferry Farm for volunteers with an interest in helping further the goals of the Foundation.
Clerical Work – Duties may include answering the phones, filing, organizing, database entry, mailings and other small projects as needed in various departments.
Lab Assistants - wash, bag, sort, label, and set up housing for artifacts found at George Washington’s Ferry Farm.
Special Events - help with set-up/take-down, work with children making craft projects, pass out brochures/maps, talk with guests.
Special Projects - work with staff on special projects such as creating steps and benches at Ferry Farm, painting (murals and walls), researching slavery, and updating scripts for educational programs.
Tour Interpreters - lead tours at Kenmore. At Ferry Farm, greet visitors and provide information about Ferry Farm and George Washington house construction. Lead school tours and children’s activities at both sites.
GARDENS & GROUNDS
Gardeners - help maintain/preserve the gardens at Kenmore and Ferry Farm, which feature heritage and native plant material.
Floral Designers - create arrangements for special events using plant material from the grounds of Kenmore and Ferry Farm.
Environmental Projects - work with staff to conserve the environmental integrity of George Washington’s boyhood home.
- Free admission to Kenmore and Ferry Farm.
- Free admission to selected special events.
- Discounts in the gift shops.
- Outstanding learning and educational opportunities.
- Participation in National Volunteer Month (April).
- Annual Volunteer Reception.
- Lots of fun!!
To Become A Volunteer:
Call (540) 373-3381 and ask for the Volunteer Coordinator.
Or open this volunteer application (PDF file), then print and mail to the Volunteer Coordinator (address on form).
All volunteers are required to read the Volunteer Manual.
Acrobat Reader is required to open the volunteer application and manual. If not already installed on your computer, you can download a free copy (follow the on-screen instructions).