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1 Henderson Street
Post Office Box 452
Stearns, Kentucky 42647

Ph: 606-376-5730


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Volunteer information from the McCreary County Museum

Become a Volunteer! Click here to download our volunteer application packet.

You can be a part of the past, the present, and the future by volunteering at the McCreary County Museum.  Volunteers learn about local history and serve our visitors in invaluable ways.  Recent volunteers have helped in a number of invaluable ways-everything from assistance at the Fourth of July Festival in Stearns to doing general volunteer work at the Museum.  General volunteers become familiar with every volunteer position so that they may fill in where ever needed.  Specific volunteer positions include:

Visitor Services: Include the admissions desk, information desk, and way-finders. Visitor Service volunteers are among the first to greet and welcome visitors to the museum and provide useful information such as visitor maps and directions, how to sign up for membership, public programs and events, special exhibition and collection information, and details on parking, among many other things.  If you are a history lover and people person this job is for you!

Exhibits/Gallery Monitor: To assist visitors in every way that we can, the Museum will have special Exhibit/Gallery Monitors located throughout the Museum on busy days and during large events. The Guides will help the museum and staff answer questions, direct visitors, and provide gentle reminders about proximity to the exhibits.

Office Volunteers: Support in the administration of the Museum. Responsibilities of office volunteers include answering telephones, general office work such as copying, filing, and stuffing materials for mass mailings.  If you have typing and/or computer skills, we can use your expertise for data entry and database management.  If you are looking for office experience this job is for you!

Library/Research Volunteers: To assist visitors in every way that we can we offer free research services.  Research volunteers answer requests that may be sent by mail, email, telephone, etc.  If you love researching family/local history this job is for you.

Special Events Volunteers: Special Event volunteers help when large crowds are expected – During Fourth of July, McCreary Fest, etc.  These volunteers typically bake for bake sales, help get donated items for our auctions, etc.  If you like working with large groups and cannot commit to volunteering on a regular basis this position is for you!

If you have time to volunteer or just want to provide ideas to help your Museum grow and flourish, please call us at 606-376-5730 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Hard at Work!


Shirley Nunn Wright sketches a visitor portrait in the museum gallery.



Having Fun!


Museum Staff & Volunteers Paris, KY 2011

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 March 2011 20:55

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