Become a Volunteer


Shirley Hibbard: Architecture docent, Collections Committee, Board memberDocent picnicVolunteers at Tate House are part of a wonderful community of museum supporters who contribute greatly to its day-to-day operation. Their roles include leading tours as a docent, greeting visitors, running the museum shop, maintaining the gardens, leading school groups, serving on the board of directors, or participating in one of the standing committees listed below. If you are interested in becoming a docent, please visit the Portland History Docents (PHD) website. The “PHD” is a program to recruit and train docents for a number of historic sites in and around Portland. Tate House Museum is a member of the Portland History Collaborative.


PHD Class of 2010

We encourage you to become a volunteer at Tate House Museum and join this group of inspired and inspiring individuals who are brought together by a shared interest in colonial history, architecture, furniture, lives, economics, and politics. Please contact Betty Janus Director of Operations 774-6177 or for more information.


Click here to read article about volunteering  from Portland Press Herald that was written by Tate House volunteer Lillian Haversat.


Standing Committees

Building Committee
Gardens & Grounds Committee
Collections Committee
Education & Interpretation Committee
Fundraising & Development Committee
Membership Committee
Public Relations Committee

If you are interested in joining a committee, please contact us at Thank you for your interest!





Tate House Museum would like to thank volunteers William Hubbell, Delene Perley and Elizabeth Oatley for contributions of images to this Web site.