The National Society of Colonial Dames of America

The National Society of Colonial Dames of America operates two museums: Peachfield, a restored farmhouse in Westampton, and an old schoolhouse in Mount Holly.  Volunteers conduct seasonal tours at Peachfield and at the schoolhouse by appointment.  Volunteers are invited to participate in elementary school living history programs utilizing both sites.  Call 609-267-6996.

Mount Holly Historical Society

Mount Holly Historical Society conducts tours, raises funds for restoration, and operates a thrift shop.  Volunteers are needed for fund raising and seasonal tours.  Call 609-267-8844.

Bayshore Discovery Project

Bayshore Discovery Project, operator of NJ’s Tall Ship A.J. Meerwald, needs volunteers to help on board the Meerwald and with shore-based events, publicity, maintenance, fund-raising and more. Shipboard Volunteer Training, required only for those who want to sail, begins Feb 13th. Call or email to register. Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Opportunities are available at our headquarters in Cumberland County and at all of the ports that the ship visits, including Burlington, Camden, Philadelphia, Cape May, Jersey City, Beach Haven and more. Call 856-785-2060 Ext.100 or email volunteer@bayshorediscovery.org. Bayshore Discovery Project, 2800 High Street, Port Norris, NJ 08349

Riverfront Historical Society

Riverfront Historical Society is dedicated to the proud history of Beverly, Delanco, and Edgewater Park. It maintains a historic collection in the 1806 Cooper Town Meeting House in Edgewater Park. The Society seeks volunteers (16+) with an interest in local history, to assist with preservation, public education, holiday house tours, and historic festivals.  Contact Carol Donahue at 609-871-3892 to apply.

Pinelands Institute for Natural & Environmental Studies (P.I.N.E.S.)

Pinelands Institute for Natural & Environmental Studies (P.I.N.E.S.), Whitesbog Village, Browns Mills, a program of Burlington County College, provides hands-on science and social studies field trips for school groups and adults.  Volunteers needed weekdays to assist students with nature & history activities and explorations; conduct a station in the outdoor Lenape Winter Camp – January, February & March; assist in the design of educational props & materials; role-play historical characters during programs; assist with clerical, maintenance, and minor restoration projects.  Call 609-893-1765. http://www.staff.bcc.edu/pines

 

Roebling Museum

– Volunteering at the Roebling Museum is perfect for college-level students, adults or retirees who have an interest in or passion for US history, science, or engineering.  The Museum needs assistance cataloguing and organizing the museum’s collection, staffing the museum during open hours and teaching educational programs. The Roebling Museum is directly accessible by NJ Transit’s Riverline and is just a short distance from I-295 and the NJ Turnpike. Appreciation events are held throughout the year and volunteers receive free admission to the museum and six family and friends adult admission passes for the calendar year.

ABOUT THE MUSEUM:

The Roebling Museum documents, preserves and exhibits the history of the Roebling family, the company village of Roebling, NJ and the John A. Roebling’s Sons Company. The Roebling Company manufactured steel wire that helped make possible some of the most advanced technological achievements of the industrial age including telegraphs, elevators, airplanes, submarines, and more. The Roebling’s designed and built or erected the cables for several of the world’s greatest suspension bridges including the Brooklyn Bridge, the Golden Gate Bridge, and the Washington Bridge.

 

For more information contact Erica Harvey, Volunteer and Programs Coordinator, at erica.harvey@roeblingmuseum.org OR visit the museum’s website to fill out a volunteer application: http://roeblingmuseum.org/support/volunteer

The Historical Society of Moorestown

The Historical Society of Moorestown operates the Smith/Cadbury Mansion, a historical house museum.  Volunteers are needed for training as tour guides, collection management, research, and gift shop.  Call 856-235-0353., email  moorestownhistory@verizon.net, http://www.moorestown.com/history