Support the National Lighthouse Museum by becoming a volunteer today! We offer a wide range of meaningful volunteer opportunities to suit your interests and schedule. To get started, download and complete our VOLUNTEER APPLICATION and return it to the Curator, Celestina Cuadrado, by email firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail at: National Lighthouse Museum, Promenade at Lighthouse Point #200, Staten Island, NY 10301. If you want more information, please contact Celestina at 718-390-0040. She will conduct an information session and training for Visitor Services volunteers on Saturday, February 20 at 1:30 pm at the museum.
Once we receive your application, we will contact you to set up a time for a casual interview and a site tour. We work with you to provide the hands-on training necessary for your selected volunteer opportunity.
Successful volunteers will have: – An enthusiasm for sharing maritime and lighthouse history with the community – A friendly, professional demeanor – Good people skills.
Potential responsibilities include: – Providing information to visitors – Taking admission fees and facilitating gift shop purchases – Helping museum staff with minor daily operational tasks – Able to make a commitment of 3 hours per week.
Current volunteer opportunities are listed below. We look forward to having you on board!
Volunteers at the Admissions Desk are the first impression visitors have of the National Lighthouse Museum. They provide orientation to the Museum, information about membership and upcoming events, and shape the visitor experience. Front Desk volunteers may also be asked to respond to phone and email inquiries, or assist with daily operations tasks. They also assist visitors with Gift Shop purchases and operate the cash register.
Become a Docent and help Visitors to the National Lighthouse Museum learn even more about our site and exhibits. Docents will help interpret the inside exhibits, and lead site tours.
General Museum Operations
Help us behind the scenes with a variety of essential, daily tasks such as data entry, filing and organization, and mailing preparation.
Special Events and Fundraisers
Help the National Lighthouse Museum create memorable events for the community! Assist with planning, promoting, setting up, and staffing the Museum’s many special events, programs and fundraisers.
● Annual Gala
● Silent Auction
● Lighthouse Boat Tours
● Outreach Events
● Special Children’s Events
● And More!
The National Lighthouse Museum offers limited opportunities in Collection, Archives, and Exhibits. Priority is given to student interns and qualified individuals with expertise in related fields. Opportunities depend on availability.
Inquiries regarding available internships should be directed to Celestina Cuadrado, Curator and Site Manager at email@example.com