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Chippewa Valley Museum
PO Box 1204
Eau Claire, WI 54702-1204

1204 E. Half Moon Drive
Eau Claire, WI 54703
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288 people of all ages (age 13 through 90) volunteered more than 10,000 hours last year.

The museum relies on volunteers in these important areas:

  • Visitor Services — Front Desk, Museum Store, Ice Cream Parlor, and staffing historic buildings

  • Public programming — helping with events and programs for adults and children

  • Marketing — everything from putting together mailings to designing surveys to web mastery

  • Design — several tasks, from scanning photographs to building exhibits

  • Curatorial — cleaning and categorizing artifacts, database work

  • Library — original research cataloguing items, cross-referencing, database work

  • Education — Specially trained volunteers who teach at the museum are called docents. Learn more >>>

Training is provided, and shifts are flexible and mainly short.

We also have a group of Shop Guys who work on carpentry, painting, metalworking and other tasks. They're always looking for fun-loving folks to join the group.

Each year, several dozen teenagers contract with the museum as Teen Guides during the summer months. Collectively, they work more than 500 hours staffing the School House and Log House and providing support for design, education, and programming.

The museum hosts its annual Fourth of July Family Fair with the help of 90-some volunteers. Each year, volunteer efforts (and good weather) assure a good time for more than 2,000 Family Fair guests.

For more about volunteering in any of these roles, call Jill York at the museum, (715) 834-7871, or email her at

Jeri Wilson

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