Become a Linden Place Volunteer

Docents/Tour Guides
Do you have the gift of the gab? Want to share your love of history? Linden Place Mansion is looking for individuals interested in becoming tour guides in Bristol’s “great house”. Prospective docents need not have experience and will be provided with historical information and guidelines designed to help in the presentation of the story of Linden Place Museum to visitors.  Tour guides will have the opportunity to learn about Bristol history, 19th century living, and the history of Linden Place’s occupants, the DeWolf & Colt families.  Becoming a tour guide is a gradual, at-your-own-pace process, a great way to learn about Bristol and RI history and an enjoyable way to meet new people in a relaxed, informal environment.  Students are welcome and encouraged to become docents to fulfill credits and community service requirements.

Gift Shop/Office Volunteers
Volunteers are needed in the gift shop where duties include greeting and assisting visitors, answering questions about tours and upcoming events, answering the telephone, ringing up purchases and other light office work, as needed.  Becoming a Linden Place volunteer is a great way to get involved, give back to the community and meet new people.  No experience necessary and training is provided. Scheduling is flexible and both weekday and weekend shifts are available.  

Garden Volunteers
Do you enjoy being outdoors and gardening?  Linden Place is looking for volunteers to help tend the gardens from early spring through late fall. Garden volunteers are welcome to work as a group or on their own at their convenience.  Just 1-2 hours a week has a big impact on the historic grounds.  Mornings, after school or work, weekends are all on option. Tasks include planting, watering, weeding and pruning. Green thumbs optional and no experience necessary!


 For more information about volunteering at Linden Place, please contact the Linden Place office at or call (401)253-0390.