Volunteer open house slated at Drake Well

Volunteer open house slated at Drake Well

TITUSVILLE – Drake Well Museum and Park and Friends of Drake Well will host a volunteer recruitment open house at 6 p.m. Thursday. The event is open to anyone interested in volunteering at the museum.

Drake Well Museum and Park, birthplace of the modern petroleum industry, has volunteer opportunities for people of all ages and abilities. Volunteers can serve as museum greeters, docents/tour guides, curatorial assistants, special event assistants, gardeners and more. Open house attendees will have the opportunity to speak with museum staff about their volunteer interests.

The museum holds volunteer orientation, meetings and training sessions on the last Thursday of each month and at other times throughout the year. Volunteers will be trained in their area of interest by staff and fellow volunteers.

Drake Well Museum and Park educates, entertains and shares its unique story with nearly 40,000 visitors annually, including thousands of school children who visit during the school year.

“We couldn’t offer the public all that we do without our volunteers. Their enthusiasm and dedication drive the museum’s success,” said Sarah Goodman, Museum Educator.

Anyone interested in joining Drake Well’s volunteer team should contact Sarah Goodman, museum educator and volunteer coordinator, at 827-2797 or sargoodman@pa.gov.

The museum and park are located off of Route 8 south of Titusville.