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The Manitou Springs Heritage Center highly respects and values our volunteers for the time, talent and spirit they contribute to the Museum, and we recognize the crucial role they play in connecting us to our community. We commit to provide meaningful opportunities for service, and render support to our volunteers as they assist us in fulfilling our mission. Most volunteers perform year-round work, but many are also needed for special projects including one-day opportunities.


  • To support us in our mission by providing enthusiastic and committed service where needed
  • To enrich and expand the services of the Museum through the use of trained volunteers
  • To provide greater opportunities for public participation in the Museum
  • To create an environment where volunteers can acquire new skills and further education.


There are numerous ways in which you may volunteer at the Museum.


The Museum may have opportunities for board or committee participation. Boards and committees provide overall leadership for the institution, and these opportunities utilize specialized skills in governance issues, fundraising, membership, marketing and similar areas.


Docents are a group of individuals who are committed to educating the public about the rich and distinctive history of Manitou Springs and the Pikes Peak region.

Research & Collections

Are you interested in working in the Museum collections and archives? Volunteers for this work must have a serious interest in the subject matter and have a regular time commitment. Previous education in the subject is not required. The supervising archivist and research coordinator are willing to train the interested volunteer in doing the specialized research work.

Greeters, Receptionists and Museum Store

Volunteers assist by staffing the receptions desk, greeting visitors, responding to visitor inquiries, answering the phone, or assisting in the Museum Store with point of sales, inventory, pricing, cleaning, helping individuals and groups when they visit the store, and merchandising. These volunteers make an important first impression on the general public and provide tremendous support to Heritage Center.

Join Us

Whether on the board, on a regular basis, or just one special event or project, join us in helping to bring Manitou Springs History to life. No time to volunteer—no worries! Financial contributions are always welcome.

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