Volunteer & Internship Opportunities
Our volunteers help make many of our programs possible and are involved with everything from planning events, to selling books, to keeping Thurber House open for tours on the weekends.
We have volunteer programs for both adults and teens, so there's something for everyone. We also need volunteers on weekends, weekdays and during the evenings, so there is an opportunity that will fit your schedule.
Volunteer at Thurber House
Become a tour guide or bookseller. Weekend booksellers and tour guides open and close the house for tours on the weekend, and sell books from the Thurber Country Bookstore. Teenagers have the opportunity to become Young Docents who give tours of Thurber House before events. Contact Meg Brown at 614-464-1032 ext. 16 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteer with Committees
- The Adult Literary Events Committee helps plan and runs the Evenings with Authors, Summer Literary Picnics and the Thurber Prize for American Humor programs. Contact Anne Touvell, 614-464-1032 ext. 10.
- Children’s Education & Outreach committees oversee our children’s education and outreach efforts; identifies, plans, and evaluates each program, including the formulation of policies. Committee members also help implement and host each program. Contact Meg Brown, 614-464-1032 ext. 16.
To find out more about all volunteer opportunities, call Meg Brown at 614-464-1032 ext. 16 or e-mail email@example.com.
School Year Intern
Thurber House offers a limited number of internships for high school students during the school year. Students work on administrative tasks, (mailings, updating lists, compiling statistics for our programs) and other office related responsibilities. Student interns may write blog entries and assist with updating our museum display.
During the summer, high school or college student interns assist with our summer writing camps for kids in grades 2-8. We offer eight weeks of camp and have a new group of campers each week. Camps are from 9 am – 4 pm each day. Interns would be expected to attend Monday through Friday, a minimum of one week and additional weeks are negotiable. Interns assist the camp counselors, work with the campers on activities, accompany groups on field trips, prepare snacks each day, and other duties as assigned.
All internships are unpaid and must be a minimum of 4 hours per week. Interns are responsible for their own transportation and lunch. If you are interested, please download the PDF application form, fill it out, and mail it in along with a letter of interest. A Thurber House staff person will call or email you regarding your request.