Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Campbell Museum and Ainsley House Foundation

This organization hosts several fundraising events each year.
Education Volunteers - If you have a love of learning and enjoy sharing and teaching, you may want to become an education volunteer at the Campbell Historical Museum. Volunteers sought to help with the third-grade school programs both at the Firehouse location as well as interpreters for the school children visiting the Ainsley House. For information, contact Kerry Dickie at 408-866-2119 or email her.

Garden Volunteers: The Ainsley House Garden Volunteers, working with the City of Campbell Public Works Department, assist in creating a beautiful setting for weddings and events at the Ainsley House. Emphasis is placed on creating a historic garden from the 1920s and 1930s. Volunteers help in the planning, planting, and maintenance of the grounds. Garden Volunteers meet every Tuesday from 9:00 until noon at the Morgan Gallery. No experience is necessary. Any amount of time that you can give is welcome.

Docents/Tour guides: Docents lead school groups and the public through the historic Ainsley House facility. Docent training sessions are held in October. Attendance in the 4-week program is mandatory and a minimum time commitment of two 4-hour shifts each month is required.

Greeters: Greeters work at the admission desk of the Campbell Historical Museum and Ainsley House, greet visitors, sell tickets, answer questions about exhibits, and sell museum store merchandise.

Collections volunteers: The Campbell Historical Museum currently has over 8,000 objects in its collection. Special training is provided. Assist the Museum Curator and other collections volunteers with:
Cataloging the museum collection
Transcribing oral histories
Working on special projects including research, active collecting and

Administrative help: Administrative volunteers are always needed to maintain records and assist the Museum Director with day-to-day clerical needs.

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Karen Brey on (408) 866-2758 or email her

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