Ellwood House Museum Volunteer Training
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
The Ellwood House Museum seeks volunteers to deliver guided tours of the historic Ellwood Mansion and Ellwood-Nehring House. Guides conduct one-hour long tours for visitors of all ages and backgrounds. This unique opportunity gives volunteers a chance to interact with the public, share DeKalb’s rich history, and become an integral part of the museum. Ellwood House volunteers receive invitations to special events and programs as well as a 10% discount at the museum’s gift shop. In addition, volunteers who give 40 hours or more per year receive a free individual museum membership. Guides must be able to climb stairs and stand for one hour.
Ellwood House staff will offer volunteer training February 22, February 24, March 1, March 3, and March 8. All sessions begin at 4:00 PM and take place at the Ellwood House Museum Visitor Center. Volunteers are required to attend a minimum of three training sessions, but are encouraged to attend all five. Training is free of charge. No previous experience in museums or public speaking is necessary. The museum’s tour season begins March 1 and runs through the first weekend of December. To register, please visit www.ellwoodhouse.org/getinvolved or call (815) 756-4609.