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Volunteer at the Abbe Museum

Abbe : Support : Volunteer


Donate Your Time!


School ProgramsLooking for a way to keep busy and socialize with interesting people?  Want to show off some special talents?  Volunteering offers you the opportunity to take an active role in helping the Abbe Museum inspire new learning about the Wabanaki.


Don’t worry if you don’t have large amounts of time to commit– we have plenty of opportunities which require just a few hours here and there.  We also have a need for people on a regular schedule, especially during our busy times of the year!


See something which sparks your interest? Contact volunteer coordinator Jill Sawyer at (207) 288-3519 or


Volunteering has its perks. Here are just a few that our volunteers enjoy:

  • Access to the Membership Lounge.
  • Invitation to the Winter Gathering, a gratitude event for Gathering Gala Artists, Sponsors, and Abbe Volunteers.
  • Advanced notice of upcoming events, special volunteer thank you events, special volunteer price for select Abbe events.
  • Abbe Bucks – Abbe Bucks are awarded at the rate of $1 per volunteer hour, and can be used in the Abbe Shop like cash. To receive Abbe Bucks, volunteers must track their hours and tasks via a volunteer timesheet.
  • 40 hours- free volunteer membership (good just for the volunteer)*

  • 65 hours- passes for your immediate family or 4 guests*

  • 100 hours- 20% discount on a member price of a workshop*

  • 500 hours- free admission for one workshop*
    *Hours must be accumulated by the end of December to receive these perks.   


Angela tending barClick on the volunteer job title to see a full description.

Opportunities requiring just a few hours here and there: 
Event Volunteer
Exhibit Assistant- Needed mainly in December, January-March
Culinary Arts Committee
Library Volunteer
Workshop Host
Behind the Scenes Volunteer
Dirt and Sawdust Corps
Shop Volunteer




Opportunities requiring a specific time commitment:
Zach WhalenMeet and Greet Volunteer
Program Volunteer
Rainy Day Corps
Museum Docent
Gala Volunteer- Please let us know in May or June if you’re interested in helping out so we can make sure to get in touch when things get started! 
Gala Committee
Collections Assistant



Dial: (207) 288-3519


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