Tour Guides – for both Docent Tours and Living History Experience Tours
Educational Programs – the school programs unique to Norlands
Collections Management and Inventory and/or Research
Grounds and Minor Building Maintenance
Special Events - publicity, admissions, gift shop, planning
Civil War Re-enactment Weekend Event
Fundraising (or as Billie always said “Friendraising”)
a great Norlands Volunteer?
The April 2008 fire at Norlands brought out the
community in support of Norlands and its place in
the Livermore , Androscoggin County and Maine communities.
We heard from so many people who wanted to help to “do
anything at all” and it was frustrating because immediately
after the fire was too soon to put rebuilding projects
Organizing and planning needed to happen; what are
we going to build? When can we build it? What needs
to be in place before we start? All questions we've
been asking ourselves for almost a year.
Now we have some answers and it's time for us to
respond to all the generous members of the community
who want to see Norlands rebuild and re-thrive as
it did when Billie Gammon “opened the doors” and
invited everyone to join her in a celebration of
life in 1870s rural Maine on the Washburn farm.
People volunteer for all kinds of reasons and some
of them are:
- Making new friends
- Learning new skills
- Keeping alive the skills you do have by practicing
or sharing them
- Making an impact
- Learning more about your community and your neighbors
- Building confidence and self-esteem
- An excuse to try something you've never done
- Learn about yourself
- Feeling needed and important
- Feeling satisfaction at getting things done and
- Fighting boredom
- Relieving stress
- Spending time doing something you really care
- Feeling like you're part of the community
- Having fun
….and the reason given most often is that you can
make a difference
As a part of the Norlands community you help us
preserve a unique Maine treasure.
What will you chose to contribute?
Do you like to meet new people?
Become a docent or living history interpreter
and assist visitors to the site.
Do you like to exercise your brain or solve puzzles?
Create organization from chaos?
Join us in the care and stewardship of our amazing
collection of Washburn artifacts.
Are you the type who likes to work outdoors?
Our grounds are beautiful year round when they
receive the loving care they deserve.
Would you like to help spread the word about Norlands
and the great things that go on here?
Share your love for Norlands by inviting others
to contribute to something that means so much to
Are you skills related to traditional crafts?
Share those skills through teaching and demonstrating
during our programs and special events.
Call us at 897 4366 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to
find out more.