Become a Volunteer

Join the Canterbury Shaker Village Family

The work of the Village requires many helping hands. We are fortunate to have volunteers who provide this invaluable
assistance. Please consider contributing your time and talent. Some of the areas where help is greatly appreciated are giving tours, working in the garden, administrative assistance, as well as:

Collections   |   Renee Fox, our Collections Manager, does a heroic job of caring for our collections. Help is needed with projects ranging from supervising visiting researchers to entering information into our database system.

Special Events   |   We always need volunteers to help with our signature special events throughout the year from May-December. Tasks include greeting visitors, helping with family-friendly crafts and activities, and assisting with event set-up and clean-up.

Craft Demonstrations   |   If you have a special skill, or the desire to learn something new, consider becoming a Village demonstrator. Our demonstrators volunteer two or more days per month and showcase historic trades from spinning to oval box making throughout our open season from May-October. Training can be provided.

Volunteer benefits include: Membership eligibility, discounts at the Museum Store, Cafe, and on workshops, and invitations to volunteer appreciation events.

If you are interested in volunteering, please download and fill out the voluntreer application or contact us at 603-783-9511 ext. 202 or at