Board Leadership & Volunteer Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the RJD. Our volunteers provide an invaluable service to the Museum. They welcome visitors, provide quality educational programming, and help keep the grounds looking beautiful. We hope you will join us!

Volunteer opportunities include:

  • Gardening
  • Special Event Assistance
  • Administrative Assistance / Marketing Assistance
  • Visitor Services (Front Desk and Shop)

Volunteers must be at least 13 years of age. Volunteer hours are flexible according to the time commitment and interest of each volunteer. Most positions require weekday hours. Those interested should complete a Volunteer Application and CORI Form. Completed forms can be mailed to the museum or email the volunteer coordinator.

Volunteer Open House Days
April 19, 5pm to 7pm & April 23, 1pm to 3pm

Learn more about volunteer opportunities at the Museum, take a tour of the historic mansion, and enjoy refreshment. Meet current volunteers and fill out application materials while you visit. Drop in at any time, on either day. We look forward to meeting you!

Volunteer Open House Days are supported in part by Massachusetts Service Alliance.

Be in the Room Where It Happens…the Board Room!

The Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum seeks nominations for its class of 2023 Board of Trustees. Trustees have the primary responsibility of governing the organization. In partnership with the Executive Director, they promote the museum and work to achieve established strategic goals.

Individuals with some combination of the following skills are sought: Fundraising, Legal, Strategic planning, Marketing, Financial management, Human resources, Governance and Community outreach.  In addition, those with experience in higher education, non-profit management, public history, museums, public gardens, preservation and community and cultural organizations are appropriate candidates.

Trustees serve a minimum of three years, and a maximum of nine. The RJD Board meets every other month, and all trustees serve on at least one committee.

Nominations are vetted by the Governance Committee and approved by vote at the RJD’s annual meeting in September. Interested individuals are encouraged to  complete a brief intake form. The deadline for expressing interest is June 5, 2023. Questions may be directed to Executive Director, Dawn Salerno: 508-997-1401 or

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