The Friends of Old Economy Village is a volunteer, non-profit organization. As such, we rely greatly on volunteers to survive and fulfill our mission.
Volunteers are needed in the following areas:
School Tour Guides – Conduct school tours for children, grades preschool through college, from September through June
Historic Tour Guides – Lead groups through the 19th-century homes and businesses of the Harmonists and tell the story of the Harmony Society
Traditional Craftsperson – Interpret and demonstrate various 19th-century crafts and trades
Demonstrator – Interact with guests and demonstrate hands-on activities for children and adults
Special Events Assistant – Assist with exhibition openings, special education programs, workshops, festivals, and fundraisers. You could be helping with family-orientated activities, arts and crafts, musical entertainment, and setup and take down.
Front Desk – Greet museum guests, answer questions and phone calls and transfer calls from the phone
Maintenance – Assist our maintenance staff in repairing buildings, snow shoveling, and painting among other things
Gardening – Plant, weed, water, and maintain our historic gardens
Data Entry – Work with our curator to input information in the computer
Researcher – Work with our curator in the archives and assist in her research
German Translator – Help to translate the records of the Harmonists from the 19th century German to modern German then to English
- Receive free admission to museum exhibits, the historic site, parking
- Attend the Volunteer Recognition Dinner
- Invitations to special events
- With 100 hours of service receive a free membership and 10% discount at the Museum Store
If interested please fill out and email/mail a Volunteer Application form and Jason will be in contact with you.
If you have any questions please feel free to call Chloe Thomas at (724) 266-4500 x 104 or