The volunteer program at Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens shines with its own history, tradition of service, dedication, and growth in numbers.

The organization began in 1957 with a few dedicated civic leaders and now boasts more than 500 traditional volunteers that help keep Stan Hywet operating and thriving. Our volunteers come from many diverse backgrounds and interests and contribute on average 50,000 hours of service annually.

Volunteers fill a variety of positions throughout the property: administrative, gardening, museum interpretation, curatorial services, wedding assistance, education content and facilitation, retail services and special event support. Adult and youth volunteers may choose from full-time, part-time, special event, family and/or corporate volunteer experiences that are most convenient for their schedules.

Why I Volunteer     



  • Expanding your interest in the arts, history and gardening
  • 10% discount in the gift shop and café
  • Recognition during National Volunteer Week
  • Invitations to our annual volunteer award ceremony and appreciation events
    (for volunteers with 50 hours of service within the past twelve-month period)
  • And much more.

In addition to these volunteer experiences, you can also choose to join a committee, a volunteer group and/or an affiliate group, each one providing its own unique leadership, history, interests, and engagement at Stan Hywet.

Learn more about our volunteer programs by calling the volunteer office at 330-315-3224 or emailing