Volunteering at Clermont
In 1977, a group of neighbors, Livingston family members, and volunteers gathered together to provide invaluable support for our beloved Clermont State Historic Site...and the Friends of Clermont was born!
Over the years, we've welcomed hundreds of volunteers to Clermont who have assisted with our annual events like Old-Fashioned Independence Day and the Chancellor's Sheep and Wool Showcase, beautified our formal gardens, planted food in our Harvesting History Teaching Garden, educated our visitors as docents in the mansion, and so much more.
We welcome volunteers of all ages, though our younger volunteers should be accompanied by an adult. Some of our most active volunteers are still students at local schools!
We hope you'll stay tuned to our e-newsletter and social media for the latest openings and, of course, check this page often. Not sure what interests you? No problem! We'll work together to find the perfect role for you!
Kevin and Laura1
Benefits of Volunteering
Volunteers who work at least 2 hours in a given year receive:
10% off at the gift shop for all purchases;
An invitation to the annual holiday party;
Volunteers who work at least 10 hours in a given year receive:
Complimentary 1-year individual membership (a $45 value and includes unlimited free parking and free tours)
A certificate of thanks and recognition to be presented at our November board meeting
A pair of free tickets to the annual benefit concert (held in July each year)
The most important benefit? Knowing you're supporting Clermont's beautiful grounds, engaging programs, and more!
Volunteer in our Harvesting History Teaching Garden
We’re looking for volunteers who also love to plant, grow, and harvest food! Volunteer activities can vary from once per month to more than once per week, depending on your schedule, and are open Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Volunteer shifts of 1-3 hours are preferred. This is a seasonal volunteer position; we start seeds in March and our growing season ends in early November.
We need help with the following garden-related tasks:
Starting seeds and planting indoors
Planting vegetables, herbs, and flowers in the outdoor 50’ X 50’ garden
Mulching our in-ground beds
Weeding: despite the straw and mulch, we still need help pulling weeds to maintain the health of our crops
Harvesting: help us harvest and package food donations for the community! We harvest and donate everything from lettuce to strawberries to turnips and fresh-cut flowers.
Gardening experience is welcome, but not necessary. Fill out our volunteer inquiry form today and let’s feed the community together!
Volunteer Inside Clermont Cottage
Looking to stay cool and dry this summer? Help us out in the Friends of Clermont office at Clermont Cottage! We could use some help with basic office tasks: completing mailings, filing, basic computer work (or more complex, if you'd like to use your skills), and more. No experience necessary! This is a year-round position and a volunteer can work anytime Monday-Friday, 8:30-4:30.