Volunteer at the Museum

Volunteering at the Estes Park Museum is a great way to give back and get involved in the community. From greeting visitors, leading tours, to working with artifacts, there are many ways to volunteer. Training is available for all roles. Some positions may be seasonal. For more information regarding each role, please use the drop down menu below. 

To volunteer with the Estes Park Museum, please complete this Volunteer Application Form.


Collections Volunteer

The Estes Park Museum Collections Volunteer is responsible for assisting the Curator of Collections on various projects. Works with direct supervision from the Curator, volunteers help to make the collections accessible to the public. This volunteer position offers the opportunity to work directly with the artifacts comprising Estes Park’s unique history. 

Responsibilities & Activities:

  • Digitizes historic photographs and materials 
  • Photographs artifacts 
  • Updates catalog records in the collection database
  • Cleans, inventories, and rehouses artifacts
  • Assists with accessioning new donations
  • Researches materials for requests, programs, and exhibits
  • Monitors collections materials and environments, alerting the Curator to any potential issues

Gallery Host

The Estes Park Museum Gallery Host welcomes and interacts with thousands of guests from all over the world and serves as the front-line representative leading to a successful experience in the Museum gallery. 

Responsibilities & Activities:

  • Welcomes Museum visitors into the gallery in a fun and engaging manner to enhance personal experience and develop rapport with guests
    • Provides orientation of gallery 
    • Offers general information regarding the Museum and history of Estes Park
    • Aids visitors in interactive elements
  • Regularly visits gallery and exhibits to check functionality and new additions
  • Conducts staff-created visitor surveys, if interested
  • Optionally, assists the Museum staff with special projects as interests/abilities align

Historic Fall River Hydroplant Docent

The Hydroplant Docent leads tours to discuss F.O. Stanley’s 1909 Hydroplant, the need and growth of electricity over time, and the 1982 Lawn Lake Flood that took this historic site out of commission.

Responsibilities & Activities:

  • Welcomes and guides Hydroplant visitors through the site, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places in a fun and engaging manner to enhance guest experience
  • Typical tours last about 60 minutes depending on interaction with individuals
  • Enjoy talking to groups and working with others 
  • Opens and closes the site for the day

Walking Tour Docent

The Downtown Walking Tour Docents leads groups along Elkhorn Avenue discussing sites, history, and architecture of the downtown corridor. 

Responsibilities & Activities:

  • Docents lead tours on a .7 mile route along Elkhorn Avenue discussing the history and architecture of downtown Estes Park, beginning and ending in Bond Park
    • Interacts and engages visitors as appropriate concerning Estes Park history
    • Collects tour donations and records tour attendance
  • Answers questions from visitors