Blithewold Museum House Docent
Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum is a magnificent seaside estate with amazing views of Narragansett Bay. This special property includes a historic mansion that dates back to 1908 and has 33 acres of stunning gardens and specimen trees. Over 200 generous volunteers contribute their time and talents to ensure the continued preservation of this magical place.
Blithewold volunteers play a major role in helping to ensure the survival of this very important and historic landmark. Volunteering at Blithewold allows you to interact with people from all around the world and increase your knowledge of history, architecture and horticulture, all while enjoying a beautiful and peaceful environment. No matter what you are interested in, there is a position that will be a perfect fit for you.
As a House Docent you will greet and assist guests and members in the Mansion. Docents enhance the visitor experience and provide accurate information pertaining to the VanWickle-McKee family, house, gardens, and local attractions. Volunteer Docents must be comfortable with people of all ages from around the world. If you have an interest in history, as well as having a passion for educating and helping others, this volunteer position is the perfect fit for you.
Docent positions are available in three 3-4 hour shifts from 9:45 am - 4:00 pm every Tuesday through Sunday from April to mid-October.
We reopen from November 25th through January 1st for the Holidays and shift our hours to 11:00 am - 5:00 pm. Also during this time, we are also open from 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm on Thursday and Friday nights.
Thank you for being interested in volunteering at Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum. We look forward to creating a rewarding and exciting volunteer experience that will utilize your specific talents and passions!