Volunteer

The time and talent of our volunteers are vital to the success of Historic Geneva.  Based on your availability, interests, and skills, a variety of volunteer opportunities are available.

Collections – Computer based projects like scanning or conducting inventories.  Must have the ability to work independently after training, and basic computer skills.  Time commitment is 1-2 days a week.  If you are interested or would like more information, call 315-789-5151 or e-mail archivist@historicgeneva.org.

 Committees – Each committee focuses on a specific aspect of Historic Geneva and includes both board and community members.  Time commitment is 1-2 days a week.  Committees include:

  • Annual Support Campaign – Recruits new supporters (members) for Historic Geneva and oversees the bi-annual support campaign.
  • Collections – Oversees Historic Geneva’s collections and archival materials.
  • Diversity – Provides an advisory role, integrates initiatives, and ensures accountability on diversity and inclusion.
  • Fundraising – Responsible for Historic Geneva’s fundraising activities including events.
  • Marketing – Oversees efforts to publicize Historic Geneva and its activities.
  • Nominating – Identifies and recruits individuals for election to Historic Geneva’s Board.
  • Property – Serves as a resource for the operation, maintenance, and administration of Historic Geneva’s buildings and grounds.

If you are interested in serving on a committee or would like more information, call 315-789-5151 or e-mail director@historicgeneva.org.

Events – Helping with special events or Historic Geneva’s booth at community-wide events.  Time commitment is a couple of hours per event.  Includes:

  • Seneca7 (April)
  • Farmer’s Market (one Saturday a month in June, July, and August)
  • Concerts at Rose Hill (June, July, and August)
  • Family Day (August)
  • Civil War Day (September)
  • Holiday Market (December)

To apply, complete the online form,  call 315-789-5151 or email director@historicgeneva.org

Projects

  • Distributing brochures to tourist venues throughout the region (seasonal)
  • Writing articles for our quarterly newsletter or weekly blog.
  • Helping maintain the gardens and plantings beds at the Geneva History Museum or Rose Hill Mansion (seasonal).
  • Assisting in the Carriage House Gift Shop (May – October).
  • Cleaning the Carriage House Visitor Center and Rose Hill mansion (May – October)
  • Front door greeter at the Geneva History Museum (three-hour shifts as needed)
  • Helping with Taking Tea (April – May)

To apply, complete an application online , or print out and mail a completed application to Historic Geneva , 543 South Main Street, Geneva, New York 14456.