Volunteers contribute actively to our organization and assist in all phases of operation. Help when you can or participate on an ongoing basis.
- Assist at exhibition openings
- Serve as event host
- Distribute publicity materials
- Join our Green Team and help maintain our beautiful historic site and period gardens
- Assist with mailings for fundraisers, meetings and special events
- Post events and programs on monthly online calendars
If you would like to volunteer, please contact Katrina Dorsey by email or call 203-869-6899, Ext. 20. Kindly indicate department or type of project that interests you.
Junior Volunteers and Internships
We participate in High School spring internship programs for graduating seniors and offer internships for college students throughout the year. Responsibilities vary but may entail providing administrative support, doing research, assisting with archives and exhibition projects, and supporting marketing and communications efforts.
All volunteers please contact Volunteer Coordinator Anna Greco or call 203-869-6899, Ext. 31. In your inquiry, please note department or type of project you are interested in.
Current Volunteer Openings
We are seeking volunteers to join the Green Team, a volunteer group that assists with the planting and maintenance of Bush-Holley Historic Site’s gardens. The heirloom vegetable garden is planted each year based on a journal kept by the artist Elmer MacRae during the early 1900s when the house was the center of the Cos Cob Colony. Elmer married Constant Holley in 1900, and together they maintained (and documented) the garden for their family table as well as for guests of the Holley Boarding House. MacRae’s journal entries have left us a perfect vehicle for interpretation of our bucolic historic landscape. The Green Team provides a wonderful opportunity for beginners, master gardeners, scout troops and garden club members who seek a meaningful, hands-on project. Additional perks include sharing in the garden’s bounty, recognition in our annual report and an invitation to the annual volunteer reception. For more information, please contact Michele Couture, Director of Operations and Visitor Services, or call 203-869-6899, Ext. 20.
Off-Site Exhibits Coordinator
Adapts components of Historical Society research for offsite exhibits at libraries, town hall and schools. Projects may include exhibitions, preservation projects or future neighborhood history projects.
- Plans and designs off-site exhibit, including reproducing images and write brief label copy
- Coordinates installation with off-site location and deinstalls exhibit at conclusion of run
- Coordinates publicity with Historical Society Marketing Director