Historic Rugby Volunteers Appreciation & Opportunities

Historic Rugby Volunteers Appreciation & Opportunities

Thank you, Volunteers!

Where would we be without our volunteers? We depend on volunteers for almost everything we do at Historic Rugby, from helping in the office to fixing buildings, from maintaining our many trails to decorating the village, from keeping our archives updated, giving site tours, and maintaining our gardens to creating, developing, and staffing programs and events!

Bringing the Village to Life

We are fortunate to have such a talented and dedicated group of people to help us, but we need YOUR help, too!

There are many jobs in Historic Rugby that you can help us with, whether you are a Historic Rugby member or nonmember. Please read below for our standard volunteer opportunities.

If you would like to go ahead and volunteer, here’s a link to the volunteer questionnaire for you to print, fill out, and mail to us! For more information, please contact us.

And, if you’d like to read some of our volunteer stories, please scroll down to the bottom of the page for links to five articles.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

Special Events – Admission Tent, Café Food Booth, Membership Booth, Historic Building Guide, Surveys, Visitor Centre Receptionist, Event Preparation, Parking, Signage, Trash Collection, Commissary Help, and Café Host/Hostess.

Clerical – Mailouts, letters typed, lodging reservation assistance, information requests, answering phones, making and distributing flyers, etc. Computer skills needed.

Visitor Centre – Welcoming visitors, providing site information, collecting admissions, setting up tours, showing the film, taking tours, answering phones, checking in lodgers, office support, etc. Computer skills are helpful.

Print Shop – Greeting visitors, providing site information, demonstrating printing press (training required.)

Gardens – “Adopt a Bed” weeding, working with lead volunteer gardener as needed.

Library Book Cleaning – Every three years, Historic Rugby cleans and assesses the books in the Hughes Public Library for preservation needs and takes necessary action for the protection of the collection. This is a temporary ongoing project that requires a commitment of a few hours a week from 5-10 people over the course of a few months to complete.

Maintenance – Historic building preservation and restoration; routine facility maintenance; cleaning; painting, trail clearing, etc.

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Read about the work our volunteers do in these articles:

Featured Volunteers: Trail Work Group
Featured Volunteers: Rugby Printing Works Group
Featured Volunteers: Autumn Decorating Group
Featured Volunteers: Visitor Centre
Featured Volunteers: Harrow Road Cafe Decorating Committee
Featured Volunteers: Artists, Singers, and Musicians