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Volunteers are an integral part of the Collier County Museums: they assist in enhancing the quality of our guest’s experiences and provide their creativity and the dedication needed to assist in planning and implementing our programs and special activities.

Our museum volunteers assist with our educational workshops and lectures, student programs, group tours, greeting our guests, research projects, cataloging, computer assistance, gardening, maintenance/handyman work, arts & crafts preparation, office duties, and our diverse special events.

Collectively, this very special group of volunteers contributes thousands of hours of service to the Collier County Museums each year and is instrumental in supporting our organization. Volunteers at the five Collier County Museums contributed over 9,400 hours in 2018, and over 50,000 hours in the last six years combined!

Some of the volunteer roles at Collier County Museums include:

Docent/Tour Guide

Conducts tours throughout Museum exhibits and grounds to children and/or adult groups, narrating historical information and trivia on Collier County and the Museum exhibits.

Education Assistant

Assist the Curator of Education with the implementation of educational programs and the development of educational materials.


To make all visitors feel welcome and informed of the museum, its exhibits, and events. This position includes counting the number of guests to the museum, assisting guests, and answering questions pertaining to the museum. Greeters should be pleasant and personable as they are the face our guests see when they walk through the door.

Gardener/Maintenance Assistant

To assist in the maintenance of museum grounds. Volunteers in this position will work alongside our Maintenance Specialists on numerous projects both indoors and outdoors.

Special Events

Assists in the execution of large special events hosted by Collier County Museums. This position can be in addition to or separate from any other volunteer position. The Volunteer Coordinator will inform you of these events in advance, so please be sure to let her know if you are interested in helping out!

Special Skills/Talents

Various jobs may become available to people with specific abilities on an as-needed basis. Please be sure to notify the Volunteer Coordinator of any special skills because we may need your services! Specific skills include, but are not limited to: handyman, calligraphy, photography, scrapbooking, and sewing.

We will match your interests and skills to a specific volunteer position or assist in training you in a new area. You will have the full support and appreciation of Collier County Museums to make your time as a volunteer a fulfilling and rewarding experience!

You will receive great satisfaction working with others who share your interest, skills, and passion for educating others about our local history. If you can spare 2-4 hours of your time a week to help as a volunteer, we’d love to hear from you!

Apply for a volunteer position

To find out more, please contact Karen Connetta, Volunteer Coordinator at (239) 252-8722 or at Karen.Connetta@CollierCountyFL.gov

Volunteer leads homeschoolers through Calusa gallery