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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


57 Second StreetTroy, NY 12180


Be the face of the Historical Society by being at the reception desk. Greet visitors and introduce them to the exhibits, direct them to the research library and collect related fees, answer the phone, answer questions posed by tourists, and handle sales in RCHS book shop. In free time, you may also do some museum cataloging or clerical work for the society. Hours areThursday, Friday, or Saturday from noon to 5 pm. You could sign up to work for part of a day, or as a substitute reception person.

We are seeking volunteers willing to make a long-term commitment to the organization. Potential volunteers are required to 1) submit a brief resume so we can assess their strengths/experience to best employ them in working in the museum/library, and 2) attend a basic orientation to the museum/library and its collection. Sessions are held every few months, so there could be a slightdelay in beginning work.


  • Customer Service
  • Office Reception
  • Public Relations
  • Transactions
  • Basic Computer Skills

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2-5 hours, once a week, or as arranged with staff
  • good people skills, interest in the organization

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