Wornall Majors House Museums


Why Volunteer?web1

The Wornall/Majors volunteer community is one made up of passionate individuals dedicated to making the past present and relevant to our visitors. We rely on our volunteers to keep our house museums open to the public and to continue providing outstanding educational programming to the public.

To become a Wornall/Majors volunteer, email our Volunteer Coordinator, Lena White, at administrator@wornallmajors.org, or call 816 444 1858.

All volunteers over 18 must be willing to undergo a standard background check. Volunteers work at the direction & discretion of Wornall/Majors staff.

Choose Your Role

Docents (Tour Guides) – Docents are responsible for leading guided public tours at the Wornall and Majors Houses and/or facilitating self-guided public tours at the Majors House. We provide training and supplemental materials for all docents, plus information about opportunities for continuing education.
Time Commitment: Public tours are offered Wednesday-Sunday at the Wornall House and Thursday-Sunday at the Majors House. Docents are asked to volunteer for 2 public tour shifts per month, minimum; a typical shift lasts 2-3 hours. If you are unavailable for a regularly scheduled shift, that’s ok – we always need subs and/or trained guides for field trips & events.

Field Trips & Events – Special event volunteers are called upon to assist staff with field trips, educational programs, and fundraising events. Duties include: setup and cleanup detail, running crafts & activities with student groups, decorating for special events, and other duties as assigned.
Time Commitment: Varies – Our volunteer coordinator will email you with upcoming opportunities; you choose what fits your schedule. Active volunteers should participate in a minimum of 2 opportunities per year.

Junior Volunteers – We have a thriving Junior Volunteer program! Children ages 6-12 can help us out by dressing in period costume during special events; teens age 12 and up can train as junior docents, act as Camp Wornall/Majors “counselors,” or join us over the summer for miscellaneous duties.
Time Commitment: Varies based on your availability/desired role. Volunteering at Wornall/Majors may fulfill your school’s community service requirement!

House & Grounds Maintenance – Join us at a scheduled Grounds Day, or help us with small maintenance, landscaping, and cleanup projects throughout the year! Let us know about any special skills or expertise you have.
Time Commitment: Flexible to your schedule; contact the volunteer coordinator for details.

Reenactment – Interested in donning a hoop skirt or cravat? Living history is one of our most popular attractions. Reenactment can be incorporated into public tours, field trips, and special events. We are happy to advise you in creating a character or researching a historic individual for reenactment, and/or to put you in touch with local reenactment groups.
Time Commitment: Varies based on your availability/desired role; active volunteers should participate in a minimum of 2 opportunities per year.

web4Volunteer Project Wish List

The Museums maintain a list of specific, one-time projects that we need help executing.
Click here to view the full list!



If you are looking for our posted Internship Opportunities, please click here!




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The John Wornall House

6115 Wornall Road
Kansas City, MO. 64113


The Alexander Majors House & Barn

8201 State Line Road
Kansas City, MO. 64114


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