Monday, July 31, 2023

Volunteers Needed at Olana

Here's a wonderful way to spend some time this fall.

Photo: Peter Aaron
The Olana Partnership is seeking Historic House volunteers to join the team at Olana State Historic Site this fall. If you love nature, art, history, and Frederic Church's Olana, volunteering is the perfect way to give back to our community, spend time on-site, and get involved. Volunteering with The Olana Partnership provides a great way to immerse yourself in one of the Hudson Valley's most unique cultural treasures and interact with visitors who are looking to learn more about Olana and artist Frederic Church. . . . 
There are many opportunities to volunteer depending on interest and availability, however, there is currently an added need for volunteers who are interested in working in the Historic House. Historic House guides help introduce visitors to Frederic Church and his family, the Hudson River School of painting, and the objects that fill the various historic interiors of Olana's iconic Historic House. Volunteering as a Historic House guide is a fun way to share what you love about Olana as well as expand your knowledge about Olana's past, present, and future. Historic House guides are provided with required training resources and background reading. Shifts are available Friday, Saturday, and Sunday afternoons from 1:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. through October.
In return for your time, Olana volunteers enjoy free landscape tours, discounts in the Olana Museum Store, invitations to lectures, volunteer appreciation events, field trips, and more. Join likeminded people and meet other volunteers who enjoy learning and sharing their love of Olana and the region. All volunteers will be trained to familiarize themselves with Olana State Historic Site, New York State Parks, The Olana Partnership, and the history of Frederic Church and his family.
Other volunteer opportunities include assisting with events, education programs, and administrative tasks. The Olana Partnership will work with you to ensure that your volunteering interests are met based on your availability.
For more information about volunteer opportunities, please contact Lauren Miller, Membership and Volunteer Coordinator, The Olana Partnership, at (518) 751-6857, or email

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