The John Wornall House Museum
Arts & Culture
Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
6115 Wornall Road Kansas City, MO 64113
Active Opportunities (2)
Kansas City,, MO 64113
The John Wornall and Alexander Majors Historic Houses are ecstatic to announce the relaunch of our youth volunteer program. Beginning January 2022 Wornall/Majors will once again host junior volunteers. From serving as junior counselors at summer camp to helping events run smoothly, there will be opportunities for students throughout the year. Joining the program will be a great opportunity for students to learn about history, serve their community, and gain community service hours. Guardians/students will sign through an online form. Throughout the year, emails with service opportunities will be sent out. Each will include dates, duties, and suggested minimum age. Volunteers can respond via email to sign for the opportunities.
Date Posted: Oct 22, 2021
Kansas City,, MO 64113
Field trips are often the first time a child visits a museum. Wornall/Majors is looking for volunteer docents to make those children’s experiences unforgettable. Volunteers will work in conjunction with staff to tailor each field trip to the teacher's needs. Common duties include giving tours, leading small group activities, and answering questions. No prior knowledge is needed. Wornall/Majors will help guides learn the necessary information as well as train them to work with students. Docents should be comfortable engaging with children of all ages. Help Wornall/Majors make history come alive for Kansas City’s students by serving as a field trip docent. Organization description: 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: Learn the history of the historic homes to be able to relay it to guests Give students tours on a variety of topics including slavery, frontier life, the civil war, and sustainability Answer student questions Enforce house rules Help create a welcoming atmosphere Lead small group activities Time commitment and schedule: As needed depending on demand, spring tours more common At least two field trips per year Onboarding process: After completing a background check, volunteers will attend a one-on-one training session with the volunteer manager. They will learn the history of the houses as well as go over the field trip packages. Contact: Sarah Goebel Wornall Majors Volunteer Manager Administrator@WornallMajors.Org 816-444-1858
Date Posted: Sep 3, 2021
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.
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