We couldn't do it without our volunteers!
The Genesee Country Village & Museum involves many volunteers in dynamic and engaging opportunities and relies on volunteers to successfully assist in running many of our programs and events.
To apply, email a completed application to our Volunteer Services Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (585) 294-8260 and let us know you would like an application mailed to you!
Special Events Assistant – Year-round opportunities; lend a helping hand with event registration, greeting guests, providing crowd control, ticket sales, logistical support, or program delivery.
Special Events Food Servers – Servers needed in food tents during special event programs, scooping ice cream and working on a buffet line – under the direction and supervision of Food Service Staff. Training provided.
Museum Store Assistant – Assist customers with their purchases, maintain a neat and orderly museum store, and help with pricing and inventory of merchandise.
Research Team – Work with museum staff to investigate possibilities for new or enhanced programs and events; assist in historical research on topics related to village structures, 19th-century culture or life in the Genesee Country. Research at home, online, or within the community.
Sewing Guild – Assist in the construction through hand sewing (and in some cases machine sewing) of reproduction clothing, accessories and household textiles of the 19th-century to be worn by museum’s interpretive staff, used in living history programs or for the furnishing of historic buildings. Some work may be done at home.
Village Relief – Provide relief when Historic Village Interpreters are on break or at lunch. Relief volunteers generally wear street clothes and are on hand to share limited information on the building. Mentoring and building information provided.
Curatorial Assistant – Under the supervision of museum curators, assist in cataloging, cleaning, researching, displaying and caring for museum textiles, art, carriages, antiquities, and buildings.
Gardens and Grounds – Work under the instruction and supervision of museum Master Gardeners. Common garden skills required for general landscape maintenance and grass cutting; planting and weeding of historic gardens and pruning of our orchards. Ability to work in various weather conditions is a must.
Nature Center – Provide community education, help with trail maintenance, be a Nest Box Monitor, or serve as a visiting expert for Summer Sampler or Earth Camp. Provide Special Event program support.
Maintenance Assistant – Scraping and painting fences, benches, tables, buildings, and sundry items. Skilled craftsmen, lawn mowing and trimming, and general property maintenance. Must be able to tolerate outdoor weather conditions.
Promotion/Membership – Assist in promoting the museum and special events by placing brochure and hanging posters in public places or assist at the membership booth during events to welcome new members to the museum.
Behind the Scenes – Assist in day to day office support - answering phones on weekends, filing, shredding, printing, preparing mailings, data entry, as well as researching for new programs and educational materials.
Youth Program – Youth are welcome as volunteers in many areas of the museum. Provide support with Historic Village interpretation, 19th-century games, admissions greeters, with our “Try Your Hand” program, as Summer Sampler and Earth Camp class assistants, and more!
Join us for our Opening Day or bring mom for a special Mother's Day!
Join us for GCV&M's inaugural race through the Historic Village and Nature Center on Saturday, May 20!
It's happy hour in the Historic Village! Beer tastings, cider, & wine. Live music.
Music, dance, authentic food and drink--celebrate the traditions of the Scots and Irish!
Re-enactors portraying shopkeepers, housewives, merchants and soldiers amidst the sounds of fifes and drums; cannons and muskets; and Austen-era music and dancing. Fathers FREE!
Pageantry, marching bands and merrymaking are all part of the day’s July 4th festivities, highlighted by the swearing in of new American citizens.
Experience the shots, the cannons and the horses as reenactors bring the Civil War to life!
19th-century frontier life with Laura Ingalls Wilder Days, Saturday & Sunday, Aug. 5 & 6, and learn more about Laura's ties to Western New York.
A melodious weekend featuring hundred of musicians on four stages!