Volunteering at Rose Hill

March 24th, 2023

Volunteering at Rose Hill Mansion can be a great way to give back to the community and make a difference at a local historic house museum.  There are plenty of reasons why you should consider volunteering, and here are just a few of them.

three women in the Dining Room at Rose Hill

Tour Guide Dawn Jendrick with visitors on Community Day at Rose Hill.

First, you will meet new people.  Volunteering is a great way to meet like-minded people who share your interests and passions.  At Rose Hill you will be able to work with other volunteers and staff who are dedicated to preserving and sharing local history.  You will also meet visitors from around the US and even the world.

Second, you will learn new skills and gain valuable experience.  Whether you are interested in history, gardening, events or the Gift Shop, there are plenty of opportunities to develop your skills and expand your knowledge.  New volunteers receive training and an orientation.

Next  you will make a difference.  By volunteering you will be helping to preserve and protect a National Historic Landmark that has played an important role in the history and culture of the Finger Lakes.  Your efforts will be appreciated by visitors, the local community, and generations to come.

Most importantly you will have fun!  Whether you help at a special event, water the garden, work in the Gift Shop, you will be able to enjoy the company of others while doing something meaningful.  The atmosphere of the site is warm, welcoming, and joyful.  It’s a rewarding experience.

Whether you are looking to meet new people, learn new skills, make a difference, or add an experience to your resume, there are plenty of reasons you should consider volunteering at Rose Hill.  If you want more information please visit or email Mel Oles at

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