Become a Volunteer at the Birds of Vermont Museum
HUNTINGTON, Vermont – The Birds of Vermont Museum seeks volunteers to help on a regular basis in Huntington, Vermont, especially at our front desk. All you need is an interest in birds, art, museums, or tourist services—or all of the above—and a willingness to volunteer at least 6 hours a month. Volunteer shifts can be 2-6 hours long.
A full volunteer roster makes it possible for visitors of all ages to have a great experience at the Museum, discovering birds, traditional arts, and modern citizen science. Volunteers mean the Museum can better create and improve indoor and outdoor programs and experiences, support its members, and coordinate new exhibits. Volunteers can work indoors or outdoors, directly with visitors or behind the scenes. Museum staff will train volunteers, in skills needed for their roles at the Museum. Volunteers often form friendships while learning new things about local wildlife. And it’s fun!
“We seek friendly, curious, reliable people who are eager to share their talents and delight in birds with others,” suggests Erin Talmage, Executive Director, and wildlife biologist.
Various shifts are available for volunteers from May through October. Volunteers should be either 18 years of age and agree to a background check or 16 years of age with parental permission.
The Museum is hosting a Volunteer Work Day on Saturday, May 4th, from 9-2. New volunteers are welcome, as staff and experienced volunteers will be here to organize and guide the various projects. Please call the museum if you are interested; we are also available to answer any questions you may have.
The Museum also offers internships, especially for students looking to expand their academic work. These are usually 10-20 hours per week for 6-12 weeks and include a project focus.
Please contact Erin Talmage at the Museum to share your interest and availability. Write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 802 434-2167.
Birds of Vermont Museum
900 Sherman Hollow Road | Huntington, Vermont 05462 | (802) 434-2167 | www.birdsofvermont.org