The museum operates on a volunteer program. It is sustained and supported through the many volunteers who donate their time, resources and money. Each gift, large or small, carries a message of affection and commitment. Most importantly, your contribution of time allows you to support something meaningful.
Volunteer & Internship Opportunities
Become a part of the Museums' Volunteer Committee. This committee is approved and appointed by the Museum Board and recognized by the Mayor and Centerville City. This lively group is a mainstay of the museum in areas of education, fundraising and outreach programs. They also provide the many volunteer-organized events and programs scheduled throughout the year and are key to the museum's bottom line. Volunteers are indispensable to a wide variety of programs...filling in for an afternoon, or contributing for a greater length of time. Put your talents to work, make new friends, and make a difference!
Tour Guide Opportunities
Keep your eye on the calendar for openings in a course that prepares you to guide visitors through the museum. If you enjoy art, architecture, biography, history or the outdoors, this opportunity will engage your curiosity and appeal to your love of learning.
Events & Program Activities
The museum's calendar offers many opportunities for volunteers: family events, seasonal parties, seasonal decorating the period rooms, gardening and much more. Volunteers are needed to assist at the evening lectures and story nights held at the museum throughout the year.
Be part of restoring the grounds to their 1870's setting to capture the life sustaining qualities of orchards, gardens and herbs, including the important Mulberry trees that were cultivated and used in silk manufacturing.
Eagle Scout Projects & Other Community Service Requirements
We welcome and encourage Eagle Scouts and other organizations to contact us for service projects. We have an ongoing list of needs. For the current list, see the document to the right.
Contact the Museum at (801) 335-8843 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Whether for academic credit or personal satisfaction, interning at The Whitaker is a rewarding experience. Internships are volunteer positions.
Support the work of a part-time archivist: organize documents and photographs, transcribe, proofread, enter data and correspond.
Support the work of the curator with research, documentation and care of museum’s collection.
Help develop and deliver programs and materials that serve teachers, students, museum tour guides and other audiences.
Gardens & Grounds
Help maintain the 2-acre historic property. Opportunities to assist with special projects, landscape designing, research, master gardening and volunteer management.
Whitaker Birthday Parties
Period birthday parties will be offered soon at the Whitaker. We are seeking interns to facilitate these events which will be held throughout the year. This will include period dress, running of period games and serving refreshments.