Volunteer Opportunities

The roles of volunteers and interns are a vital part of Cobblestone Museum operations. Our success depends on the willingness of community members to lend us their talents, skills, and most importantly, their time. We highly value individuals who make it possible to continue to provide visitors the opportunity to experience a unique period of New York State history.



Provide tours of the museum buildings to the general public or special groups

Admissions/Gift Shop

Greet visitors, sell admissions, use cash register, inventory and/or restock items, sell merchandise

Used Books

Sort book donations, shelve books, maintain tidiness in the storage and sale areas

Special Events Assistance

Help with parking, greet guests, provide directions, prepare event spaces, sew clothing for reenactors

Office Assistance

Help with filing paperwork, processing bulk mailing, cataloging documents, sorting/organizing photographs, historical research, special projects

Maintenance Assistance

Help with cleaning, vacuuming, restocking supplies, caring for gardens, lawn mowing/trimming


Internship opportunities are available for college students from area institutions

Message from the Director

Every year the Cobblestone Museum offers volunteer and internship opportunities to dozens of people from a variety of backgrounds and ages. Each person is provided the chance to learn from and contribute to the work of the museum through the various programs and events offered on an annual basis.

Start learning today!

The Cobblestone Museum is looking for volunteers to assist with a wide range of activities. Many of our volunteers enjoy assisting us as trained tour guides (docents), who share their knowledge of local history with our visitors. Those who also enjoy public interaction might help at Admissions or events.  Some prefer duties behind-the-scenes, such as cleaning, tending gardens, or helping with office related tasks.  Museum internship possibilities include social media promotion and cataloging collections.

If you’re interested in volunteering, please complete the Volunteer Interest Form or tell Sue Bonafini, our Assistant Director (volunteers@cobblestonemuseum.org) how you would like to help!

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