Volunteer Opportunity

Mining Museum Guide

Application or Registration Deadline: 06/30/2017
Opportunity Type: Ongoing Volunteer Opportunity
Department: Parks & Open Space
Category: Open Space, Environment, and Gardening
Time Commitment or Project Date: A few hours per month depending on museum. Must be 18 years or older to apply.

The Nederland Mining Museum or the James F. Bailey Assay Office Museum in Wallstreet.

Program Summary:

Do you love learning about local history and sharing it with others? Volunteers are needed to help visitors explore and learn about mining history at the Nederland Mining Museum and the James F. Bailey Assay Office Museum.

After training, volunteers will:

  • Welcome and orient visitors to the site
  • Interpret objects and mining history
  • Answer visitor questions regarding the museum collection and local history
  • Provide information about the area and nearby open spaces
  • Lead educational programs for organized groups, such as schools, senior centers, and interest groups
Duties and Responsibilities:

Time requirements:

James F. Bailey Assay Office Museum
4 hour shifts monthly
3rd Saturday of every month
11am—3 pm

Nederland Mining Museum
3 hour shifts, June—October
Friday, Saturday, or Sunday
Morning or afternoon

Can work as little as one shift per month

Training Dates and Information:

Training will be on July 8, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m


For more information please contact Sheryl Kippen at skippen@bouldercounty.org or 303-776-8848.