Volunteer Opportunities

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Board of Trustees

Woodstock History Center (WHC) seeks individuals to serve on its Board of Trustees. We welcome individuals with experience in the nonprofit, education, philanthropy, museum or business sector. It is very important to the organization to have a board committed to maintaining and further developing our role as a vital and integral part of our community. Our focus is to serve the needs and interests of the population that lives in Woodstock. Individuals should have a commitment to WHC’s mission and help develop or implement a strategic plan. A board member should understand her or his fiduciary, ethical and fundraising responsibilities and advocate for the organization. Day-to-day operations are led by WHC’s Executive Director and staff. All Board members are encouraged to serve on a committee, to approve WHC’s annual budget and financial reports, and to review business decisions. Board members consider WHC their philanthropic priority and make annual “give or get” gifts that reflect that priority. WHC expects to have 100 percent of Board members make (or raise) an annual contribution as well as to maintain membership at the WHC. We hold nine board meetings per year plus the annual meeting of the membership as well as various committee meetings.

Please directly contact Matthew Powers at director@woodstockhistorycenter.org for Board opportunities.


Committee work

The History Center has many committees that help augment the work of the staff. Each committee is chaired by one of our outstanding board members and meets at different times during the year. The following is a list of the committees who are seeking volunteers:

Special Events; Collections; Education; Development


Events

The History Center has several key events each year: Band Concert and Ice Cream Social, Cemetery Tour, Excursion, and Old Time Fair. The board, staff and volunteers help to run these events. If you like working with a multi-generational public and like having fun, this could be the volunteer opportunity you've been looking for.

Greeter

Help welcome visitors to our museum. Meet people from all over the world.

 


Mentors

The History Center seeks volunteer mentors and assistant mentors to help with the Woodstock Elementary School's Fourth Grade History Fair. Volunteers will work with small groups of students in April and early May to help guide the student's explorations. No expertise necessary, just a willingness to learn and an interest in working with young people. The Research topics will be determined by mentors and students.

Library & Archives

Learn about Woodstock from the inside out by preserving, indexing, transcribing, sorting, and digitizing our collection.

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If you are interested in these volunteer opportunities, please fill out the form below or print the form here.