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Volunteer Information

Morris-Jumel Mansion is always seeking engaging and dedicated docents and volunteers. Listed below are brief descriptions of docent and volunteer duties. If you are interested in either of these positions, please fill out the following form. If you are interested in becoming a garden volunteer, please click here

Docent Responsibilities

Docents at the Mansion share the history of the house and grounds through guided tours. Weekly tours are held at 12:00 pm on Saturdays and the first Sunday of every month at 1:00 pm. Docents also give private tours during the week and additional weekend times depending on necessity. Docents must attend a general house tour training as well as any exhibition related training sessions. We also offer monthly workshops with staff to inform docents and volunteers of everything going on at the Mansion.

Volunteer Responsibilities  

Volunteers help with a variety of tasks and assist visitors during their time at the Mansion. Volunteering can include helping in the gift shop, assisting staff during public programs, facilitating projects during family workshops, and more. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please be sure to include any specific interests on the form below. 

Name *
Area of Interest *
Are you interested in becoming a docent and leading tours or volunteering for special event, weekends, or weedays?
Would you be comfortable giving a tour in another language? If so, what language?
Please list any areas of expertise (i.e. PR experience, educator/teacher experience, website or coding experience, etc.)
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Morris-Jumel Mansion is a proud member of the Historic House Trust of New York City and partner of the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation.

Events are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with City Council and Borough President, Gale Brewer and Councilman, Ydanis Rodriguez. 

65 Jumel Terrace, New York, New York, 10032

(212) 923-8008