July 6, 2019

Volunteer Programs


Become a tour guide, welcome visitors as a greeter, help with events, and so much more!

We need YOUR help to survive and thrive. Join our museum team as a volunteer and help us with tours, greeting, events, fundraising, education, and more!

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For more information, visit us, call 607.722.4873, or email us at info@phelpsmansion.org

Junior Docent Program Information

Are you a student between the ages of 13 and 17 who might be interested in…

  • Museum Careers (educator, curator, exhibit designer, conservator, etc)?
  • Learning about history of The Phelps Mansion Museum?
  • Working with young children in creative activities?
  • Meeting other teens with similar interests?
  • Enhancing your resume for college and job applications?

If you can answer yes to any of those questions please consider volunteering as a Junior Docent.
Who are Junior Docents?

Highly motivated students between the ages 13 to 17 are invited to become a part of the exciting Junior Docent program. Junior Docents are museum volunteers who are trained to participate in family and children’s programming and to help museum visitors better understand and appreciate the history of our area. Junior Docents assist in a variety of programming including: mansion tours, special event tours, and children’s workshops.

Becoming a Junior Docent is an opportunity for teenagers to explore history, develop skills in leadership, time management, and public speaking while at the same time making a significant contribution to the community.

Selection is based upon application, teacher recommendation, parent or guardian permission, and an interview. Junior Docents are required to volunteer at least six (6) hours a month and are expected to remain in the program for one year.

If you would like to participate in this new and exciting program as a Junior Docent and want more information, please contact us at 607-722-4873 or email info@phelpsmansion.org

In order to be considered for the Junior Docent program, please stop in for an application or complete one online.

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