Published DateMOULTONBOROUGH — The Castle Preservation Society is looking for a few more good men and women to volunteer at the Castle in the Clouds as museum muses, gallery guides, and garden groomers.
Looking ahead to the Castle's opening day, May 11, there will be a general informational meeting on April 10 for those interested in volunteering.
There are a number of volunteer positions available.
— Docents--volunteer educators--typically work a four hour shift one day a week at Lucknow, stationed throughout the mansion to answer questions from visitors and to be a security presence to protect the Castle and its collections. Docents attend a training session and gather for extra social enrichment programs throughout the season.
— Volunteer gardeners usually work Wednesday mornings maintaining the perennial and annual gardens on the Castle property--at Lucknow and the Carriage House, the gift shop and the entrance. It involves typical gardening tasks--digging, dividing, fertilizing, weeding and pruning, while chatting and sharing. The Castle maintenance staff does the heavy lifting.
— Gallery hosts work in the Carriage house, at the gallery just inside the Cafe terrace, answering questions about the current exhibit and other Castle related questions that some up. And the behind the scenes assistants will help with phones and office work.
For more information about the April 10 meeting, other information on the tasks, or to sign up now call Ann Hackl 569-3930 for Gallery guides; Nancy Gaver, 522-9007 for Lucknow Docents; Susan Mitchel, 284-7768 for gardening or Amanda Amidon for phone and office assistance, 476-5900 x 500.