Volunteer

The Society welcomes volunteers. We exist because of our volunteers—men, women, and children. We depend heavily on them for a variety of tasks. We need help with special events, publicity, fund-raising, maintenance and upkeep on our sites, archive and collection management, grant writing, staffing the SHS table at the Dillon Farmer’s Market on Fridays, leading boat tours on Lake Dillon, guiding visitors through the Schoolhouse Museum, the Myers Cabin, and Honeymoon Cabin, and developing exhibits for various venues. If you can give of your time and talents, please call the SHS office at 970-468-2207.

Summer Volunteers Opportunities at the Summit Historical Society

Would you like to learn more about Summit County’s amazing history?  Would you enjoy telling others about it? If so, we need you. Here are some exciting summer volunteer opportunities:

Dillon Schoolhouse Museum Guides— Join our dedicated group of docents who lead visitors through the Schoolhouse, Myers Cabin and Honeymoon Cabin.  From July 3 – August 31, tours are given Tuesday–Friday at 11:00 am and 1:00 pm. If you can’t commit to every week or two shifts a day, that’s not a problem.  Schedules are flexible.  Training for all new guides will be Tuesday, June 26, from 9:00-noon. 

Lake Dillon Boat Tour Guides
—If you enjoy the water and would enjoy sharing the history of Dillon and the reservoir, this is a great job.   Boat tours are run through the Dillon Marina (which takes reservations and provides the boat and a captain) and are given Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9:00-10:30 am. The tours run from June 12 – August 30.  Training for Dillon Reservoir boat tour guides will be Tuesday, June 5, from 9:00-11:00 am.

Farmers Market (Fridays – June 29 –  August 31, 2018)
– Booth Set Up 8:00-8:30.   – Pick up booth materials at the Schoolhouse Museum.  Transport to Farmers Market and set up the tent.
– Booth Staff 8:30-11:30 and 11:15-2:15.  Represent Summit Historical Society by sharing summer events and answering questions.  Sell books and merchandise.  Sign up new members.
– Booth Takedown 2:00-2:30.  Help take down the tent.  Load materials into your vehicle.  Transport to the Schoolhouse Museum and put away.
To help, contact Bob Hinman at mail@summithistorical.org.

For inquiries,  contact Christy at 970-468-2207 or christy@summithistorical.org.