Hill-Stead runs on volunteers!
To find out more about supporting the museum with your volunteer hours, please fill out our online Volunteer Sign Up Form.
Hill-Stead’s volunteer groups include
Following formal, in-depth training, our volunteer Guides become qualified to lead daily tours of Hill-Stead’s historic home and collection. Guides play an integral and valued role in museum operations.
The Garden Gang
Garden lovers meet weekly from 9 am to noon, April through October, to maintain the historic Hill-Stead’s gardens, including the historic Sunken Garden, working under the direction of garden manager Paula Brisco. The breathtaking results achieved by this hard-working group speak to their skill and dedication.
This corps of approximately 60 active volunteers supports the museum with critical fundraising initiatives and benefit events. This dynamic group accepts new members year-round.
Sunken Garden Poetry Festival
The SGPF office welcomes volunteers interested in preparing for or working at, Festival nights throughout the summer. Distribute signs, hand out programs, support publicity efforts, help direct traffic, and more.
Collections/Archives, Development, and Public Relations
Hill-Stead Staff welcomes volunteers to share their skills in the office.