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Volunteer Opportunities

Here are ways that you can be involved with the Pasto Agricultural Museum.

Day of Event volunteers

On special events, such as Ag Progress Days, or Open Houses, we need:

  • Greeters...with a bright smile to welcome visitors
  • Guest counters...with strong thumbs to click each visitor through our doors during special events
  • Activity assistants...to help with crafts, scoop ice cream, and lend a hand where needed

Ongoing participation

We welcome volunteers that can assist with tasks and outreach throughout the year. Examples include:

  • Collections--Help to maintain artifacts and review items for inclusion in the collection 
  • Exhibits--Develop exhibits to showcase items in the collection
  • Tours--Provide guided tours for visitors to the museum. Training provided about the collection and how to provide tours to the diversity of visitors to the museum
  • Programming--Develop programs and events to connect the collection to the present day with demonstrations, lectures, and activities
  • Fundraising--Organize events, such as the annual silent auction, that support museum operations and special projects
  • Housekeeping--Maintaining the museum collection, artifacts and exhibits, for visitors and special events. Inspecting and identifying exhibits or artifacts in need of repair or cleaning.
  • Data Entry--update collection records
  • Research and writing--searching for info about artifacts, the history of agriculture, and stories of rural life in the mid-Atlantic states, writing articles for use on our website, press releases,and newsletters
  • Student Internships--Internships are available through the Penn State History Department. Contact the Curator for details at PastoAgMuseum@psu.edu

Sign up to be a volunteer

If you are interested in volunteering with the Museum, please complete a Volunteer Information Form.