Engage your passion!


Volunteers are the heart and soul of The Works. If you want to be a part of an organization that is passionate about education, The Works is for you. We have many different volunteer needs for both adults and teens — from assisting with school tours to serving at events. We’ll help you find your perfect fit.



Ways to Volunteer:
• Collections/Researchers
• Demonstrators
• Docents/Tour Guides
• Greeters/Guest Services
• Gift Shop Attendant
• Mailing Preparation
• Print Shop & Wood Shop
• Museum Floor Volunteer
• Glass & Art Programming Assistant
• Science Programming Assistant
• Special Event Assistant


How to become an adult volunteer
Volunteer Coordinator
Mary Brigid Keck



Teens  — The Works is a great place to volunteer. Hands-on education and fun is what we’re all about. Plus, you can earn community service hours. We’re looking for volunteers year round, but we have especially high needs during our summer camp season.  At a minimum, we ask that you serve at least one shift per month. You’ll also need to complete required trainings sessions before you get started to help you understand and fulfill your responsibilities. Teens usually start out in an entry level position, but can be nominated by Works’ staff or apply for a more directed volunteer role.


Teens: Ways to Volunteer
Entry Level Volunteen:
• Museum First Floor Team
• Special Events Team


How to become a volunteen
Volunteen Parent/Guardian Permission Form: must be signed by a parent/guardian prior to teen beginning program.
Submit Permission Form to:
Volunteer Coordinator
Mary Brigid Keck
The Works
55 S. 1st Street, Newark OH  43055

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. Memberhip in the Volunteer Program is open to candidates of any race, sec, 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.