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Volunteers

Volunteers contribute actively to our organization and assist in all phases of operation. Help when you can or participate on an ongoing basis. 

  • Assist at exhibition openings
  • Serve as event host and coordinator for Green Market Dinners
  • Distribute publicity materials
  • Join our Green Team and help maintain our beautiful historic site and period gardens
  • Assist with mailings for fundraisers, meetings and special events
  • Post events and programs on monthly online calendars

If you would like to volunteer, please contact Michele Couture by email or call 203-869-6899, Ext. 20. Kindly indicate department or type of project that interests you.

Junior Volunteers and Internships

We participate in High School spring internship programs for graduating seniors and offer internships for college students throughout the year. Responsibilities vary but may entail providing administrative support, doing research, assisting with archives and exhibition projects, and supporting marketing and communications efforts.

All volunteers please contact Volunteer Coordinator Anna Greco or call 203-869-6899, Ext. 31. In your inquiry, please note department or type of project you are interested in.

Current Volunteer Openings

Gardening Volunteers

We are seeking volunteers to join the Green Team, a volunteer group that assists with the planting and maintenance of Bush-Holley Historic Site’s gardens. The heirloom vegetable garden is planted each year based on a journal kept by the artist Elmer MacRae during the early 1900s when the house was the center of the Cos Cob Colony. Elmer married Constant Holley in 1900, and together they maintained (and documented) the garden for their family table as well as for guests of the Holley Boarding House. MacRae’s journal entries have left us a perfect vehicle for interpretation of our bucolic historic landscape. The Green Team provides a wonderful opportunity for beginners, master gardeners, scout troops and garden club members who seek a meaningful, hands-on project. Additional perks include sharing in the garden’s bounty, recognition in our annual report and an invitation to the annual volunteer reception. For more information, please contact Michele Couture, Director of Operations and Visitor Services, or call 203-869-6899, Ext. 20.

Title: Collection Preservation and Grant Researcher

Position Overview: To seek possible collection care grants, both governmental and private foundations, and help in the drafting of grant requests.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Interview Executive Director, Development Officer and Curator to learn what collection care grants GHS has been awarded and what grants are available for GHS based on annual budget.
  • Research online possibilities. Obtain copies of grant applications.
  • Outline dates due and maximum amounts of awards. Work with Executive Director, Development Officer and Curator to fill out and file application

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Title: Off-Site Exhibits Curator

Position Overview

Adapts the components of Historical Society research for off-site exhibits at libraries, town hall, and schools. Projects may include exhibitions such as Everyday Heroes and Voices from the Civil War; preservation projects, such as the Greenwich Landmarks Registry; or future Neighborhood history projects

 Key Responsibilities:

  • Plans and designs off-site exhibit, including reproducing images and writing brief label copy
  • Coordinates installation with off-site location and de-installs exhibit at conclusion of run Coordinates publicity with Historical Society marketing manager

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