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The Works is proud to be the place where more than 150 adults and teens volunteer their time and talents.

Time, talent, and expertise - Volunteers at The Works are full of these attributes and ready to share them with museum visitors everyday!

Adult volunteers and Volunteens are a vital part of The Works. If you are interested in working with the public or helping out behind-the-scenes, we would love to have you! Volunteering allows individuals to gain professional experience, meet public service education requirements, develop new friendships and give back to the community.


Volunteer Opportunities:

A variety of outlets exist for adults to volunteer and share their experiences and knowledge with younger generations. Several current adult volunteers are retired and were looking for a meaningful activity to fill their days. Others have watched their children grow up at The Works and have decided to volunteer their time and give back to a place that has given their family so much.

  • Ways to Volunteer:
    Docents/Tour Guides
    Greeters/Front Desk
    Gift Shop Attendant
    Mailing Preparation
    Print Shop & Wood Shop Attendant
    Floor Volunteer
    Glass & Art Programming Assistant
    Rainy Day Team
    Science Programming Assistant
    Special Event Assistant


Monthly Adult Volunteer meetings are held at The Works on the last Tuesday of every month (excluding December) to keep volunteers updated on museum news and events. Meetings are a great way for volunteers to give input, ideas and welcome new volunteers.



The Works is  a great place for teens to volunteer! With several schools requiring community service projects and interaction before graduation, not to mention volunteers service looking great on college applications, teens are looking for fun places to volunteer. Look no further - The Works is all about fun, education, and hands-on learning.

  • Entry Level Teen Volunteer Opportunities: The following opportunities are available to teens who have completed the required training sessions.

First Floor Team

Special Events Team


  • Nomination/Application Teen Volunteer Opportunities: The following opportunities are available to teens who are either nominated by a member of The Works Staff or have completed a required application process.

Teen Mentors

Education Team

Gallery Team


Volunteering at The Works is a year-round, open-ended commitment and Volunteens are asked to service a minimum of one shift per month. Please contact the Volunteer Coordinator with questions about the Volunteen Program.



Volunteer Handbook: Contains complete details about adult and teen volunteer opportunities & requirements.

Volunteen Parent/Guardian Permission Form: Form must be signed by parent/guardian of Volunteen prior to beginning the program.  


Contact the Volunteer Coordinator at 740-349-9277 to express your interest in volunteering at The Works. 


Candidates for the Volunteer Program shall possess an interest in The Works' purpose of service to the community, a commitment to The Works' mission, and an interest in self-development through volunteer experience. Membership in the Volunteer Program is open to candidates of any race, sex, creed, color, and national origin at least 13 years of age. Candidates must complete an application form, meet with the Volunteer Coordinator for a brief interview, and attend Volunteer Training Programs.