HUDSON, NY – The Olana Partnership is seeking Historic House volunteers to join the team at Olana State Historic Site this fall. If you love nature, art, history, and Frederic Church’s Olana, volunteering is the perfect way to give back to our community, spend time on-site and get involved. Volunteering with The Olana Partnership provides a great way to immerse yourself in one of the Hudson Valley’s most unique cultural treasures and interact with visitors who are looking to learn more about Olana and artist Frederic Church.
“Our volunteers are an essential part of the collaborative work we do here at The Olana Partnership,” says Lauren Miller, Membership and Volunteer Coordinator at The Olana Partnership. “From the volunteers who help out in Olana’s Historic House, to the friendly faces at our special events, volunteers are an integral part of the Olana community.”
There are many opportunities to volunteer depending on interest and availability, however, there is currently an added need for volunteers who are interested in working in the Historic House. Historic House guides help introduce visitors to Frederic Church and his family, the Hudson River School of painting, and the objects that fill the various historic interiors of Olana’s iconic Historic House. Volunteering as a Historic House guide is a fun way to share what you love about Olana as well as expand your knowledge about Olana’s past, present and future. Historic House guides are provided with required training resources and background reading. Shifts are available Friday, Saturday, and Sunday afternoons from 1:45 PM – 4:45 PM through October.
In return for your time, Olana volunteers enjoy free landscape tours, discounts in the Olana Museum Store, invitations to lectures, volunteer appreciation events, field trips and more. Join like-minded people and meet other volunteers who enjoy learning and sharing their love of Olana and the region. All volunteers will be trained to familiarize themselves with Olana State Historic Site, New York State Parks, The Olana Partnership, and the history of Frederic Church and his family.
Other volunteer opportunities include assisting with events, education programs, and administrative tasks. The Olana Partnership will work with you to ensure that your volunteering interests are met based on your availability.
For more information about volunteer opportunities please contact Lauren Miller,
Membership and Volunteer Coordinator, The Olana Partnership, at (518) 751-6857 or email email@example.com.
About Olana and The Olana Partnership: Olana is the greatest masterwork of Frederic Edwin Church (1826-1900), the preeminent American artist of the mid-19th century and the most important artist’s home, studio, and designed landscape in the United States. Church designed Olana as a holistic environment integrating his advanced ideas about art, architecture, landscape design, and environmental conservation. Olana’s 250-acre artist-designed landscape with five miles of carriage roads and a Persian-inspired house at its summit embraces unrivaled panoramic views of the Hudson Valley and Catskill Mountains and welcomes more than 170,000 visitors annually. The landscape is open for guided touring, and reservations are highly recommended. The landscape is open daily 8 AM-sunset.
Olana State Historic Site, administered by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, is a designated National Historic Landmark and one of the most visited sites in the state. The Olana Partnership is the 501(c)(3) not-for-profit cooperative partner of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation at Olana State Historic Site.