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Volunteering

How can a nonprofit community-based museum and farm like The Curran Homestead serve the public more effectively?     ………….through your volunteerism! 

There are so many different areas we can use volunteers for!  Working events, helping with school field trips, working on projects on our work days, cooking, cleaning, brainstorming for new event ideas, setting up displays, the list is endless!!!
If you are interested in volunteering, or would like more information give Irv a call at 745-4426, or E-mail Irv@bangorlettershop.com.  We hope you will join us!
People volunteer for all kinds of reasons at The Curran Homestead and some of them are:
  • Making new friends
  • Having fun!
  • Making use of the time you have now that you are retired
  • Learning new skills like driving a circa 1950 tractor or forging a set of strap hinges for a barn door!
  • Keeping a little bit of the past alive by helping us to share skills and knowledge in venues provided at our living history museum
  • Sharing unique skills you may have with others
  • Making a contribution to a younger generation
  • Learning more about your community and your neighbors
  • Trying something never before attempted by you or your friends
  • Feeling satisfaction at getting things done and helping others
  • Creating things using the facilities and equipment on hand at the museum
  • Relieving stress
  • Spending time doing something you really care about.
 …and the reason given most often is that you can make a difference!
As a part of The Curran Homestead you help us preserve a bit of our rural Maine heritage.
 
What will you chose to contribute? We need people, and your contribution can be as little as a few hours each month.
Do you like objects and materials from the past?
Assist in the documentation, research and presentation of our collections. Help create exhibits, living history programming using our collection, and static displays, draft display textsand create signage.
Are you the type who likes to work outdoors?
There is the potential to grow produce and perennial herbs, as well as enjoy the beautiful seasonal changes of this rural Maine site. We have plans to cultivate the apple trees on the property for our seasonal cider making, and if you have this experience, you could share it with others at the farm. Help us tap maple trees and produce maple syrup on a small scale for our yearly sugaring event.