Enjoy the estate in a whole new way by becoming a Stan Hywet volunteer. We have a variety of opportunities:

Guest Services

Molly's Shop

  • Assist customers and process transactions at the point-of-sale terminal in Stan Hywet's retail store. Shifts available on weekends only.

Wedding Guide Volunteer

  • Escort wedding parties and guests for various events -- including photography sessions, ceremonies, and receptions. Weekend availability is a must.

Museum services

Manor House Interpreter

  • Interpret the Manor House and its collections for touring guests.

Manor House Host/Hostess

  • Greet and orient guests at the Manor House entrance. 

The Stan Hywet Historic Players

  • History First Hand and Murder in the Mansion actors are part of The Stan Hywet Historic Players. Members of History First Hand develop a character profile of Stan Hywet domestic staff, or friends of the Seiberling family and reenact scenes from 1920 for  Vintage Days and Living History Days, in addition to special events and educational programs throughout the season.

Horticulture & Greenhouse

Adopt-A-Plot Garden Volunteer

  • Assist with cultivating and maintaining a perennial plant bed in Stan Hywet’s Great Garden.

General Horticulture Volunteer

  • Assist with general gardening duties to help preserve the historic integrity of Stan Hywet’s gardens.

Seed and Propagation Planting Volunteer

  • Work through the entire process of seed sowing, labeling, and moving plants as they grow to full production size. Watering, fertilizing, and light pruning work also involved. Available only from March - June.

Nit-Pickers and Maintenance

  • Work through various maintenance tasks on the grounds and in the greenhouse and conservatory including light pruning, deadheading, weeding, sweeping, watering, repotting, leaf clean up, and more.   


  • Help develop and facilitate onsite educational programming, special events and adult/youth learning.

  • Butterfly Assistant: Facilitate informal learning and casual conversations, field inquiries and influence interactive activities in the Butterfly habitat. Offered from June - September only.

Special Events

  • Assist with one or more of the following activities, depending on the event: set-up, parking, admissions, beverage tent server, food tent server, clean up/tear down.


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