Current Volunteers

The Bruce Museum building, and the Seaside Center at Greenwich Point, remains temporarily closed to the public. Most Museum staff is working from home; select staff is on-site on a limited basis to manage essential operating functions, including overseeing renovation work being performed by contractors working under strict health and safety protocols. As we get ready to re-open, we will not be able to accomodate Volunteers.  Please check back in the fall for updated information on volunteer opportunities.


If you are a registered Bruce Museum volunteer, please use the Volunteer Information Center link below to access your volunteer records file.

Volunteer Information Center

Annual volunteer positions: Due to the COVID-19 CT State health and safety procedures in place, all volunteer opportunities are on hold at this time.

Craft Festival & Art Festival Volunteers:  

Each year the Bruce Museum sponsors two outdoor festivals that feature original work by some of the best artists and craftspeople from around the country. The Crafts Festival in May is regularly held one week before Memorial Day. The Arts Festival is regularly held in October on Columbus Day weekend. All artists are present thoughout each entire weekend and all works are for sale. Volunteers for Gate Admission, Artist Support (brief booth sitting or assistance), and assistants for children's craft activities.

Summer Volunteers: Looking for a volunteer position this summer? High School and College Students, learn about the ecology of the Long Island Sound and share your knowledge with visitors. The Seaside Center is always looking for volunteers throughout the summer months to help coordinate and supervise programming and activities at Bruce Museum’s Seaside Center at Greenwich Point. Students with an interest in environmental education should contact Volunteer Program Manager Mary Ann Lendenmann at 203-413-6746 or mlendenmann@brucemuseum.org.

If you would like to become a Bruce Museum volunteer, click here to apply online. There are many opportunities to participate at the Bruce Museum. What kind of volunteering can I do at the Bruce? Volunteers serve in these capacities:

  • Docent
  • Membership
  • Museum Ambassador – greeting visitors, requesting exhibition survey participation
  • Museum Store
  • Reception Desk
  • Special Events
  • Art and Craft Festival - admission gates, customer service, vendor ambassadors, membership sales
  • Staff Support
  • Simple Tasks

What kind of volunteering can I do if I am a high school or college student?

 Youth Volunteers serve in these capacities

  • Arts and Crafts Assistant
  • Digital Media assistance, filming and editing events and exhibition projects
  • Museum Ambassador – greeting visitors, requesting exhibition survey participation
  • Museum Ambassador
  • Youth Committee (special projects)
  • Assistant at the Seaside Center (summer only)
  • Office Assistant after school admistartive duties

What are the benefits of being a Volunteer?

Volunteers receive:

  • 15% discount in the Museum Store
  • Volunteer Recognition Luncheon
  • Behind-the-scenes tours of the Museum
  • Involvement in special events
  • Admission to waiting-list only events when volunteering at the event
  • Reference for college applications
  • Allowable tax deductions of travel expenses to and from the Museum

When can I volunteer?

Will it fit in my schedule?
Hours are flexible and are available on weekdays, weekends and evenings.

How will I know what to do?
We'll teach you or draw on skills you currently have.

Are there any requirements to be a volunteer?
When your Volunteer Application is received, the Volunteer Manager will telephone or email you to schedule an interview if the present needs of the Museum match your stated abilities and available time. Qualified candidates may be referred to a department for a second interview. Volunteering is a privilege of Museum membership (youth are exempt). You may complete a Bruce Museum Membership Application online now or make arrangements to join at your interview. Parental consent for those less than 18 years old may be required.

If you are interested in volunteering at the Bruce please complete the Volunteer Application online or contact Volunteer Program Manager Mary Ann Lendenmann at 203-413-6746 or mlendenmann@brucemuseum.org