Volunteer Opportunities

Scroll through this page to preview volunteer opportunities at Hagley! Please visit our Volunteer Page to apply and learn more about the volunteer program. NOTE: If a volunteer is under the age of 15, a parent must volunteer with the student.

Volunteer Opportunities

Camp Counselor

Teenage volunteers between the ages of 15 and 19 have the opportunity to serve as Camp Counselors during Hagley Summer Camp in July and August. Counselors assist with activity set-up, preparation, and clean-up; group management and conflict resolution; and setting a friendly, engaging atmosphere throughout the camp week. There are typically two, weeklong camp sessions focused on history and STEM. Training sessions are mandatory.


Interested corporate, school, and community groups may contact the volunteer office to arrange for a volunteer outing at Hagley.

Handwork Group

The Handwork group makes craft items from donated materials. These items are sold at several events with 100% of proceeds benefiting the Hagley Field Trip Fund.

Library and Objects Collections

NOTE: Volunteers must have suitable prerequisite degrees or experience to be considered for these volunteer opportunities

Library collections – assist with cataloging, processing, shelf reading, shelving, etc. in the Published Collections, Manuscript and Archives, or Audio-Visual Digital Media areas.

Objects collections – assist with object restoration and care, photo taking, photo processing, file, and document processing

Office / Administration

Computer data entry, mailing projects, filing, copying, and a variety of office tasks within the Education, Membership, Marketing, or Volunteer Offices.

Photography and Videography

Take photos and videos of volunteers in action for social media, publications, etc.

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)

Kid Inventors Day (suitable for volunteers aged 15 and over)     

Science Saturdays (suitable for volunteers aged 12 and over)

Science Sparks (suitable for volunteers aged 15 and over)

Engineering Endeavors

Special Events

Kid Inventors Day (suitable for volunteers aged 15 and over)

Hagley 5K

Summer Saturdays (suitable for volunteers aged 12 and over)

Fishing on the Brandywine (suitable for volunteers aged 15 and over)

Fireworks (suitable for volunteers aged 16 and over)

Summer Nights at Hagley

Car Show

Craft Fair

Halloween (suitable for volunteers aged 12 and over)