Volunteer at Rockwood

Join the Rockwood Museum Volunteer Team!

What is Your Passion!?

Unique historic architecture? Gardening on a grand scale? Local history? Decorative arts and antiques?

Rockwood Museum and Park has the volunteer opportunity for you!

  • Be a costumed tour guide
  • Help set up special exhibits
  • Research the collection and archival records
  • Garden in the formal garden and surrounding 72 acres.

Tour Guide

Love history? Have a special interest in decorative arts, the Victorian era, architecture, or antiques? You will enjoy guiding visitors back in time to 1895 to explore the Bringhurst family’s turn-of-the-century lifestyle at Rockwood. This rural Gothic home was built in the early 1850’s by Joseph Shipley, a Wilmington native, and purchased by Sarah Shipley Bringhurst, his niece, in 1890. The rooms at Rockwood represent the way the house looked between 1895 and 1901, the early years of the Bringhurst occupancy.

Volunteer schedules are flexible. All guides serve a minimum of two 3-hour shifts per month…but typically guides fall in love with Rockwood and choose to serve more often!

Garden Helper Volunteers

Garden Helper Volunteers will work in the Historic Garden which includes the Walled Garden Apothecary Garden, Vegetable Garden and Park Land. Volunteer work may consist of weeding, cutting back plants, and watering. Join our volunteer team and enjoy taking care of the gardens that make Rockwood so beautiful and unique!