Looking for volunteer opportunity for the new year? The Historical Society of Princeton (HSP) is in search of walking tour guides to lead historical tours of Princeton. Guides educate locals and out-of-towners on topics including the founding of the University, the American Revolution, and the evolution of the town over time.
This is a unique opportunity to expand your knowledge and share Princeton’s stories with visitors from around the world. Ideal candidates are in good physical condition, with a passion for history and a love of sharing stories with others.
Richard Moody started leading tours more than ten years ago, after he and his wife participated in a downtown tour and the guide encouraged him to join the team. “Having recently retired, I jumped at the offer and have since loved every minute of telling the story of Princeton to a wide variety of delightful people from all over the USA and around the world,” Moody reminisced.
Barry Singer, a guide for the past 12 years, considers himself a Princeton ambassador. “I continuously learn about the place where I live and its rich Revolutionary War era history, as well as more modern history. I enjoy being of value to a great organization like the Historical Society, which is dedicated to preserving and showcasing the rich history of Princeton.”
HSP develops signature programs of learning and discovery to connect the lessons of the past to the issues which inform our future. Audiences – both local and international – learn that history is relevant in daily life, and can be used to explore a shared connection among people; to celebrate a love of place; and to promote conversations on creating a better future.
Before leading tours, volunteers dedicate their time to learn the rich cultural history. Once trained, guides lead 1-3 tours per month, for public or private groups. Availability at least one Sunday per month is required.
Please email a letter of interest and resume to Eve Mandel, Director of Programs and Visitor Services, at firstname.lastname@example.org.