The National Heisey Collectors of America, Inc. has a variety of volunteer opportunities available for those interested in making a positive impact on the organization and the National Heisey Glass Museum. Here is a list of some of the volunteer opportunities available. If you have a particular interest or skill area not listed here, please contact one of the staff at the Museum about other opportunities. Heisey Collectors of America, Inc. is an organization of volunteers, and your time is one of the most valuable donations you can make.
Volunteer to run for HCA Board of Directors
We need our membership to contribute to the Heisey Collectors of America, Inc. in the form of leadership. New leaders mean new ideas. New ideas will help us strengthen and sustain the Museum’s future and the legacy of Heisey glass. Donate your time and expertise for the benefit of all of us. Contact the Museum staff or Nominating Committee Chairperson or any of the Board of Directors. Executive Committee meetings are held once per month 12 times a year; and the BOD meetings are held a minimum of 4 times a year – usually to coincide with special HCA events.
Volunteer as a Museum Docent
Docents are trained volunteers interested in leading groups of visitors through the Museum’s permanent collection and featured exhibitions. Docents provide a valuable service to the Museum by volunteering their time to make meaningful learning experiences available to our Museum guests.
Volunteer at the Museum
Volunteers are needed at the Museum to help catalog and care for its collections, work in the gift shop, set up and take down of displays; and maintain the Louise Ream Library. Also, volunteers perform much of the Museum maintenance, cleaning, and grounds-keeping. Volunteers also help with many of the special activities at the Museum, like the Holiday Open House and Easter Egg Hunt.
Volunteer at Events
Annual Convention, the Spring Benefit Auction, and the Fall All Heisey Auction are all major events held each year that require many volunteers to make them successful.
Volunteer as a Heisey News Author
Research and write an article about Heisey glass or a story about your particular Heisey collecting passion and submit it for publication in the monthly Heisey News publication.
There are other areas of volunteer needs not listed here including special projects and events, so please ask about opportunities that may be of more interest to you.