Public Program Volunteer


Cause Areas


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


1307 New Hampshire Avenue, N.W.Washington, DC 20036
Dining Room of The Brewmaster's Castle
One of the most intact late-Victorian house museum's in the country, The Brewmaster's Castle features intact period rooms with original furnishings.


Public Programs Volunteers provide assistance to visitors of the Heurich House during our public programs (ex. First Fridays, Kids in the Castle, etc) and other Museum sponsored events open to the public. Public Program Volunteers:

  • provide interpretive services to visitors at the house (basic facts about the house and the family),

  • assist the museum staff with safekeeping the museum collections,

  • help with the general logistics of the event (setting up and break down for the event),

  • and, ensures visitors feel welcome and have an enjoyable museum experience!

As a Public Programs Volunteer, you will be provided with our ORIENTATION AND TRAINING PACKET, attend a training session at the museum, and be required to SHADOW TWO TOURS at the house prior to beginning your volunteer work. Once you complete your training, you may begin volunteering for events at the house.

Public Programs Volunteers at the Heurich House will also be provided with access to the library and archives. Additionally, you will be invited to various enrichment events at the House including our popular "Behind the Scenes" tour of the Heurich House.

Additional Responsibilities Include:

  • Welcoming guests to special events

  • Ensuring that guests adhere to the rules of the house: leaving coats and bags in the front closet, no crossing behind ropes, no touching objects or walls.

  • Answering questions about the house and its owner, Christian Heurich, and providing "mini-tours" at the guests’ requests.

Volunteer Benefits Include:

  • Discounts on tickets to Public Events hosted by Heurich House (such as History & Hops, Fruhlingsfest, etc)

  • Discounts at the Heurich House Gift Shop

  • Discounted or free admission to partner organizations through the Historical House Museum Consortium.

  • Volunteer appreciation events including group tours of other museums and our annual "behind the scenes" tour of the Heurich House


  • People Skills
  • Public Speaking
  • German
  • Event Management
  • Adult Education
  • Storytelling

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • flexible

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