Hope Lodge

Volunteer Opportunities

For more information and to receive a free brochure on these volunteer opportunities call 215-646-1595 or Contact Us!.

Tour Guide Conduct tours of historic Hope Lodge; interpreting mansion fašade, grounds, 18th century and colonial revival period rooms to visitors of all ages
Tour Guide for School Groups Conduct tours of historic Hope Lodge; interpreting the 18th century rooms of the house and / or demonstrating 18th century hearth cooking to school age children.
Clerical Assist in the preparation of Friends and site mailings by addressing, stamping, and stuffing envelope; assisting with the filing of Friends' event and program documentation.
Museum Shop Cashier Handle museum shop sales
Receptionist Welcome and greet visitors; answer telephone; take messages; provide assistance, information and direction to visitors and callers; handle admission ticket sales and museum shop sales.
Gardening Care for the gardens of historic Hope Lodge by planting, weeding, watering, mulching
Historic Housekeeper Clean architectural features of the house and the historic collection items in keeping with museum guidelines (a volunteer can "adopt" a room for personal care and attention).
Summer Camp Counselor Instruct/assist camp participants in the making of colonial / colonial revival crafts and/or instruct / assist camp participants in playing colonial / colonial revival period games

Special Events

Admission Taker Welcome and greet visitors; handle special event admission ticket sales; duties maybe performed outdoors in cold and/or inclement weather; provide basic information about the event
Baking Provide individually wrapped baked goods for sale for special events
Food Cashier Sell food items to guests from behind a food counter or snack table; duties maybe performed outdoors in cold and/or inclement weather
Food Preparation/Server Prepare food items; serve food to guests as a waitperson, or behind a food counter or snack table; duties maybe performed outdoors in cold and/or inclement weather
Parking Assistant Provide direction to visitors and guests during special events and functions on proper areas to park his/her vehicle, duties maybe performed in cold and/or inclement weather; provide basic information about the event
Room Guide Interpret an 18th century or colonial revival period room in historic Hope Lodge to visitors of all ages
Set-up/Clean-up Assistant Assist in chalking tent and table sites lines, table / tent set up and breakdown, trash can placement and collection, distribution of straw and firewood, as needed and general grounds clean up; duties maybe performed in cold and/or inclement weather

Benefits of Volunteering at Hope Lodge

  1. Meeting and socializing with volunteers who have similar interests
  2. Satisfaction of supporting a local site of historic significance
  3. Sharing your special talents that will benefit the site and visitors
  4. Certificate of Recognition for 50 or more hours (fiscal year) presented at Annual Meeting
  5. The Correspondent newsletter
  6. Flexible hours that meet your needs!