Volunteers are an essential part of the workforce of museums and history organizations.

The Homestead Museum’s volunteer handbook provides a thorough overview of the museum’s institutional history, public programs, organizational structure, and collections to orient volunteers to the many offerings of the organization and its purpose within the community.

The document is divided into sections of pertinent information with one section devoted to the volunteer program that includes the policies, duties, assignments, and recognition of volunteers.

This document serves as a useful model for organizations drafting a new or updating an old volunteer handbook.

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