Volunteers are key members of our Foundation. Whether you serve in one of our gardens or greenhouses as a budding “green-thumb,” all the way to a Master Gardener that helps expertly care for our grounds, no amount of time is too little. Some volunteers choose to help us represent life as it was in an authentic 1875 period costume to hundreds of school children and throughout many tours we offer—we welcome anyone willing to help. We have many volunteers that serve weekly or just once in awhile.
The variety of different areas in which we are looking for volunteers include:
In the gardens or greenhouses. If you have a passion for the outdoors and love to plant, cultivate, weed or would most enjoy helping out at our annual native tree and plant sales, there is a place at The Peel Compton Foundation for you. If you are a Master Gardener looking to fulfill your required working hours, this is a perfect opportunity for you!
As a museum guide or docent. As a museum guide or docent, you will be providing guided tours for our guests about the history of The Peel Mansion, enriching the experience for both residents and visitors alike.
In the Museum Store. We are always looking for friendly faces to help with the Museum Store customers and to provide support for the cabin store manager.
On the trails. Another position available for those who have a passion for nature, these volunteers will help clean up and restore trails after storms, ensuring proper care for both mountain bikers and hikers to enjoy the lush greenery that surrounds this astounding area.
At fundraising events. Fundraising events help the Foundation immensely and provide much-needed support for employees and volunteers alike. Volunteers will help with guest services at our events and help us provide a special experience for all those who visit.
If you are interested in history, love to garden, enjoy riding a bike (road or mountain) or want to help maintain some of our impeccable trails, please contact the foundation. We would be thrilled to have you!