Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon volunteers help support the museum by staffing special events, helping with maintenance of the historic Mount Lebanon site, promoting the museum at the New Lebanon Farmers Market and other events, processing mailings, and assisting with other special projects.

We are currently looking for volunteers who can work either on an as-needed basis or on a regular schedule. If you have time and talent to share, please contact us or call (518) 794 9100 x220.

Volunteer as a Docent for the 2017 Season

Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon is seeking volunteer docents to assist visitors at the historic North Family site in New Lebanon, NY from mid-June to Columbus Day in 2017.

Docents will receive in-depth orientation and training in Shaker history and the history of the Mount Lebanon site, including the buildings, land use, and individuals who lived there. They will lead tours for visitors to the site on a set schedule, Friday through Monday.

Docents should be able to commit to at least one recurring tour per week, and be able to lead visitors across uneven terrain and into unrenovated buildings. Tours generally run 1.5 hours.

If interested, please write to with a brief description of why this opportunity appeals to you and how your background and interests align with this type of work.

Work Days at Mount Lebanon

Volunteers are needed to assist with special projects at the North Family historic site. Responsibilities may include trail maintenance, cleaning, yard work, light lifting, painting, and setting up tables and displays.

Please check back for dates and times. Please contact if you're interested in helping.

New Lebanon Farmers Market

Sundays in June, through October

Sundays, June through October Volunteers are needed from 10AM - 2PM on Sundays to maintain the museum's table at the Farmers Market. Responsibilities include setting up and breaking down the table, handing out information on the museum's programs, registering members, and directing visitors to the Mount Lebanon historic site. Volunteers sign up for the Sundays they’re available.