Join the Museum Team

Three smiling volunteers at the Amherst poetry fest, 2009Volunteers at the Emily Dickinson Museum fulfill a vital role in helping us to preserve and share Emily Dickinson’s poetic legacy.  They contribute expertise and enthusiasm, helping our programs to run smoothly, assisting young visitors with crafts and activities, weeding the Dickinson gardens, and putting the essential pieces and finishing touches on special events.

The Emily Dickinson Museum typically supports volunteers May through October, when most Museum programs and events take place. 

Volunteer opportunities in 2019 include:

  • Garden volunteers: The Dickinson family gardens were extensive and rambling. Our wet, cool summer has invited them to ramble too much!  Contribute a few hours to weed the Homestead gardens and to re-shape The Evergreens’s landscape. 
  • Program volunteers: Many hands make light work for programs such as the annual Amherst Poetry Festival and Emily Dickinson Poetry Marathon in the fall, the nineteenth-century backyard circus in July, and more. Give a few hours to prepare craft activities for children new to poetry, to serve as an usher, or to prepare for Free Fun Friday. 

If you are interested in volunteering at the Emily Dickinson Museum, please email ebradley@emilydickinsonmuseum.org stating your areas of interest and relevant experience.