Volunteer Opportunities Abound at the Dwight-Derby House!

Do you want to do something that is fun, satisfying and of great service to your community? Are you looking to make new friends and affiliations? To fulfill the service requirement of a club, school or church? To teach your children the value of service? Whatever your reason, consider becoming a Dwight-Derby House volunteer!

Whether you’re looking for a single-day project, the opportunity to support an annual event or to contribute a few hours a month, we have a variety of volunteer opportunities to suit your needs and your schedule.

“If you never did, you should.
These things are fun and fun is good.”
~Dr. Seuss


Becoming a docent volunteer is similar to being a tour guide.

The only qualifications required are your desire to learn about the Dwight-Derby House and share your new-found knowledge with others. You don’t need any prior experience. All you need to do is sign up for our volunteer docent training. If you love history, antique buildings and interacting with people of all ages this is for you!


The Dwight-Derby House Gift Shoppe, which is brimming with unique natural and locally-made products, made its debut  at Medfield Day 2012 and opened its doors again that December for its first annual—and highly successful—Holiday Shoppe. Because proceeds from shoppe sales support the ongoing maintenance, preservation and restoration of this historic house we would like to open more frequently and are looking for volunteers to staff the shoppe.

You’ll be involved in helping customers, tagging, arranging and replenishing merchandise, setting up displays, maintaining a tidy shoppe and ringing up sales. You don’t need prior experience—just an outgoing disposition and a desire to work with other people. Sign up for our shoppe volunteer training.


We know you’re busy, but if you have any time to spare, we would love to have you join the Dwight-Derby House team. We guarantee it will be time well spent.

Please contact Cheryl O’Malley at cheryl.omalley@verizon.net or call 508-359-7264 if you’re interested in helping.

Your response is appreciated! Thanks for your support!