Volunteer at The Gaylord Building

Volunteers are the life blood of all non-profits groups, and The Gaylord Building is no different. Volunteers are vital to fulfilling the quality services and activities provided to the public. There are individual benefits for volunteers, such as making new friends, learning new things, developing new skills, and enhancing existing talents. The greatest benefit of volunteering is the satisfaction of making a difference in the life of each person the volunteer connects with at The Gaylord Building.

Volunteer opportunities include:

Administrative Assistants fulfill clerical tasks, such as filing and correspondences, and aid with publicity for programs, exhibitions, activities and other services.

Collections Assistants provide management of artifacts on display and in storage.

Docents/Guides offer guided interpretive tours to groups both in The Gaylord Building and along the canal, as well as possibly serving as a “step-on-guide” for charter buses touring the area.

Gardeners maintain landscaping around The Gaylord Building, including planting and weeding of flowerbeds and pruning of shrubs.

Maintenance Assistants aid the Maintenance Supervisor with minor building repairs, as well as small projects, such as painting, carpentry, plumbing, and cleaning.

Program Assistants help with the development, implementation, and evaluation of educational programs and special events, such as registering participants.

Program Presenters
develop and instruct/supervise classes and special events.

Researchers seek information for exhibitions, programs and other activities.

Visitor Services Assistants
provide information and assist with general visitor needs.

If you would like to learn more about becoming a volunteer staff member of The Gaylord Building, please call 1.815.838.9400 weekdays between 9:00am and 5:00pm, or write to info@gaylordbuilding.org.