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Volunteer Opportunities

Thank you for considering volunteering with the Denver Firefighters Museum! Volunteers are vital to the continued well-being of our museum. We greatly appreciate the time and commitment that volunteers give here and throughout the Denver community.

If you are interested in any of the opportunities below, please contact us at info@denverfirefightersmuseum.org

Visitor Services

Tasks may include:

  • Group tour orientations
  • Leading seniors on guided tours
  • Leading special programs on exhibits, collections, etc…
  • Providing information to the visitor

Visitor Service volunteers meet when needed for scheduled group tours or presentations, pre-scheduled hours to assist in the gift shop during busy periods, or for special exhibit openings.

Education

Volunteers interested in educational services work with the Museum’s mission to develop curriculum and special programming that focuses on fire safety. Current projects include:

  • Developing new programming for visitors of all ages
  • Creating guides, lesson plans, and other resources for teachers and educators
  • Facilitating activities at museum free days and community outreach events

 

Exhibits and Collections

Ongoing projects include:

  • Cataloging
  • Condition reports
  • Exhibit development and research
  • Exhibit installation
  • Developing exhibit guides, including lesson plans and other resources for educators

Because of the nature of the work, volunteers desiring this position are required to learn basic concepts of collections care. Collections and exhibits volunteers must pass a verbal exam before being accepted for this position.

 

Fundraising and Special Events

Fund raising and special event volunteers help to plan and support events that focus on raising money and/or awareness of the Museum and its mission. Volunteers assist in brain storming sessions to develop new ideas, planning events through a team approach that combines topics of public interest with the Museum’s mission and staffing the events.

Maintenance and Production

Maintenance and production volunteers assist with the assessment of the historic structure’s condition and actively work on correcting the preservation issues and day-to-day maintenance associated with running a museum. These volunteers also help in the designing and build out of exhibits, educational structures and artifact storage.

Maintenance and production volunteers generally meet on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. until approximately 2 or 3 p.m. There are informal training programs given as needed and additional meeting times may be necessary.

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