Volunteer at Historic Bonnet House

By January 14, 2014 Bonnet House Blog

Volunteer at Historic Bonnet

Wouldn’t it be great to spend your days roaming one of the nation’s most beautiful historic houses and gardens? And wouldn’t it be immensely rewarding to help others share in its transcendent beauty and remarkable history? This wonderful opportunity is there for you when you become a volunteer at historic Bonnet House in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, helping visitors to truly experience the uniqueness of this architectural jewel and its surrounding lush tropical gardens. Bonnet House volunteers have many opportunities to serve, and it is through the efforts of our dedicated volunteers that we are able to maintain the integrity of this unique historical estate and to ensure a pleasant and enjoyable experience for each guest who visits.

There are a variety of ways – to suit everyone’s skills and talents – in which you can serve as a Bonnet House volunteer. You can become a Lead Guide, sharing the Bonnet House story as you guide visitors through a tour of the main residence, or you can become an Education Volunteer, promoting Bonnet House’s educational missions. There are wonderful opportunities for Back-Up Guides, assisting the Lead Guides, and for Nature Trail Interpreters, who share historical, environmental and botanical facts with the visitors.  Other volunteer opportunities available include Bridge Greeters, who welcome visitors and providing directional information; Courtyard Coordinators check admissions and monitor the courtyard to ensure proper flow; Museum Shop Assistants help maintain control and oversee items in the Gift Shop; Collections Volunteers work with the Curator in the care and maintenance of archives; Research and Library Volunteers create the Bartlett’s book collection; and Data Input Volunteers compile and input data in various formats for events and files.

A visit to South Florida is truly not complete without time spent at beautiful, historic Bonnet House Museum & Gardens. Help us to tell visitors a fascinating story that spans and parallels a wide swath of American history, and makes their visit to the estate a uniquely educational and entertaining experience.

Volunteer at the Historic Bonnet House in Fort Lauderdale

Bonnet House is located at 900 North Birch Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304. For more information about becoming a volunteer, please call (954) 563-5393 or visit www.bonnethouse.org/opportunities – we look forward to sharing this wonderful experience with you.

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