Wornall Majors is seeking energetic, history-loving volunteers to assist with its children’s programs. Volunteers will help students step back in time on field trips and put smiles on the faces of day campers. Depending on the volunteer’s comfort level they can lead activities or assist staff members. Opportunities are available at both the Alexander Majors and John Wornall Houses. In particular, we are seeking extra hands to make our summer day camp a memorable experience. Help us take history a step further than the classroom by assisting Wornall Majors’ youngest visitors.
We are a non-profit that operates two of Kansas City’s most historic structures: the John Wornall House and the Alexander Majors House. These historic homes serve as the dynamic backdrop for events and community gatherings. We strive to tell an inclusive and accessible story about American mid-nineteenth-century history.
Position duties (vary depending on event and volunteer desire):
Ensure a safe environment for children by providing extra hands
Help students think through historical information
Assist students during craft activities
Run educational games
Conduct house tours
Time commitment and schedule:
Flexible with a varying number of opportunities available each month
Both weekday and weekend shifts available with most events occurring Friday afternoons
Weekly Friday spots available June through August
Volunteers are asked to commit to at least two events per year
After completing a background check, volunteers will attend a one-hour training session focusing on the history of the houses as well as our goals for children’s events.
The Mission of the Wornall/Majors House Museums is to engage the community by bringing history to life through hands-on, innovative programs and experiences.
Built in 1858, the John Wornall House Museum is a restored Greek Revival home furnished with period antiques. Built As the family home of John and Eliza Wornall, the house played a crucial role in the 1864 Battle of Westport. The Wornall House is a treasure from the days of early Kansas City, and is a valuable educational tool for all ages. On our tours, visitors from around the metro and across the country learn about the frontier experience, the Border Wars, and the American Civil War in an immersive environment. We invite you to join us in sharing our story, preserving our structure, and raising our visibility in the community.