The Ward Museum’s Volunteers Contribute Nearly 10,000 Hours To The Museum Each Year

We are always looking for new and returning volunteers to work with us!

Join a growing group of enthusiastic people who enjoy art, nature and tradition and make a difference in all the facets of the Ward Museum. Volunteers carry out the mission of the Ward Museum and support efforts to preserve and promote regional cultural traditions. There are a variety of volunteer needs, including special events, mailing, gallery openings, and education programs.

For more information, or to apply visit our Volunteer Opportunities page.

Volunteer training is a constant endeavor with a formal training classes several times a year. The purpose of these classes is to train volunteers to be docents and to teach them some history about the Ward brothers and the museum. All volunteers are encouraged and welcome to attend.

  • Next training date to be announced, But you can help before, just call!

To RSVP please contact the volunteer office.

Call 410-742-4988 ext. 109 or email wardvolunteers@salisbury.edu to learn more.

Download the Volunteer Application Form and join us as a volunteer today.


Education Department – Volunteers will assist the education team with programs including Drop in Art and Drop in Art Jr., school field trips and more. Activities can include reading to students, leading them in craft-making and giving tours through the museum.

Reception & Gallery Openings – Volunteers ill assist during our gallery opening receptions; possible tasks include preparing and transporting food, bartending, and clean up duties.

Special Events – Volunteers assist in many roles during our large special events, including Delmarvalous and the World Carving Championship.

Maintenance and Facilities – Volunteers assist the facilities team in keeping both the inside and outside of the Museum looking tidy and presentable for the public. Tasks may include dusting and sweeping the museum galleries, cleaning up after events, and doing work outside on the lawn and museum grounds.

Accounting – Volunteers assist the accounting department with various tasks and record keeping concerning museum finances. Some accounting and Microsoft experience preferred.

Administration – Volunteers perform various office tasks, including filing documents, organizing office space, preparing outreach materials, working in our library and more.

Bilingual Interpreters – Volunteers will help translate our museum audio tour for non-English speaking visitors. 

For more information please contact the Volunteer Office at wardvolunteers@salisbury.edu or 410-742-4988 ext. 109