Share your Talents...
Volunteer at Hagley Museum and Library!
play an integral part in fulfilling the mission of Hagley. They provide
support, expertise, time, experience, ideas, and energy. This enables projects
and tasks to be accomplished that would not be possible without the volunteers.
Volunteers work side-by-side with staff and learn from them, the collections,
and their experiences at Hagley. They learn about Hagley, the regional area,
and life in the 1800s.
abound for all ages and interests. Scheduling is flexible and varies –
from a one-time three-hour assignment to three all-day assignments per month.
Training, tours of Hagley, and study materials are provided as needed for each
Are you a good storyteller?
Do you enjoy meeting and talking to interesting people from around the world? Volunteer as a historical interpreter at Hagley Museum and Library. Share your passion for history and provide visitors with a memorable experience.
Volunteer historical interpreters in the restored nineteenth-century Machine Shop demonstrate metal working tools operated by belts and pulleys to visitors. They also relate stories about the people working in the machine shop and their jobs.
Volunteer historical interpreters in the restored foreman’s home and schoolhouse share stories about the life of people living near and working at the mills. They lead visitors in activities such as writing with a quill pen and washing clothes the nineteenth-century way.
Training begins April 8th!
Help us “Make History at Hagley!”
Click here to apply online.
Call 302-658-2400 ext. 257
- A close camaraderie with fellow volunteers and staff
- Free admission to the museum for volunteers, their friends, and their families
- Discount at the Hagley Store
- Discount at the Belin House Restaurant
- Free admission to Hagley's special events when you volunteer at them
- The bi-monthly Hagley Magazine
- Volunteer trips scheduled periodically
- Complimentary admission during the month of April to area Museums and Gardens
- The annual Volunteer Recognition
- Deductions on your federal income tax for travel expenses, mileage and parking related to your volunteer work if you itemize deductions
- Free use of the Hagley Library and Archives
- Free admission to various lectures held at Hagley
- Opportunity for Hagley membership at the reduced staff rate
- Opportunity to purchase four adult fireworks show tickets
We accept donations of fabric, old linens, tablecloths, etc.,
or yarn for the Handwork Group to make items sold at the Craft Fair,
benefiting Hagley's school program scholarship fund. Contact Angela Williamson at 302-658-2400 ext 257 to drop off at the Visitor Center.
We also need small broken or non-functioning appliances (without toxic materials) ie fan, radio, calculator, phone, mixer, computer CPU, etc.
(NO TVs, computer monitors, or other potentially dangerous piece). Contact the Coordinator of Education at 302-658-2400 ext.
285. These are used for Invention
Click here to apply online.
For more information, or to set up a personal meeting, contact:
Coordinator of Volunteers
Hagley Museum and Library
P.O. Box 3630
Wilmington, Delaware 19807-0630
Phone: (302) 658-2400, ext. 257