Marbles & Mischief Greeters

Marbles & Mischief
Start Date: May 26th, 2023

While the cat's away, the mice will play! 

Have you ever shirked your chores and played games instead? Rediscover this universal experience through the eyes of the Lindbergh family. 

Marbles & Mischief Volunteers serve as greeters - welcoming visitors and helping with navigation. Along the way, they share our 19th century outdoor laundry station. They also invite visitors to join in on some childhood mischief - like playing marbles and graces. Sound like fun? Apply today!

Service Summary:
In this outdoor opportunity, volunteers serve as greeters and guides. Marbles & Mischief Volunteers are expected to make visitors feel welcome, answer questions about the site, and provide navigation assistance. These volunteers are responsible for facilitating a safe and fun experience for visitors - especially during demonstrations. 

Volunteers help guests understand the skills and time required to do laundry in Lindbergh’s childhood. At the demonstration station, volunteers and visitors (usually family groups) wash laundry and hang the items up to dry using a wash and rinse basin, scrub board, wringer, and clothes line.
Marbles & Mischief Volunteers also show visitors how to play two games that were popular during Lindbergh’s childhood - marbles and grace. Volunteers are expected to demonstrate and participate in game play as needed.

Time Commitment: 

  • 2-4 hours every two weeks (Saturdays)
  • Start Date: Memorial Day weekend (May 26th) - end of September. 

Marbles & Mischief Volunteers Should Be:

  • Friendly, outgoing, and courteous 
  • Flexible and adaptive
  • Punctual and dependable - able to commit to an agreed upon schedule
  • Willing to learn about the site
  • Willing to learn how to provide directions
  • Detail oriented, observant, and safety minded
  • Able to respectfully assert yourself in loud spaces
  • Eager to share your knowledge with all ages - especially children
  • Comfortable outside for 2-4 hours at a time
  • Willing to get wet at the laundry station
  • Interested in playing and facilitating historic yard games
  • Willing to learn how to safely drive a golf cart as needed
  • Able to achieve acceptable results on reference checks and a criminal background check (at no cost to you)
  • Willing to learn how to register for and sign in/out of volunteer shifts on a computerized system
  • Interested in historic games, homemaking, or the Lindbergh family

Accessibility Information: 
Please view accessibility information about the Lindbergh House in the link below. If you need accommodation to participate, reach out - let’s chat. 
Charles Lindbergh House & Museum Accessibility Information 

If selected, Marbles & Mischief Volunteers will receive training and orientation from MNHS staff. Instructions will be provided during each volunteer shift. 

Volunteer Perks:
We love our volunteers! Active MNHS volunteers receive rewards and other perks. Special events, educational opportunities, and discounts are just some of the ways we recognize our volunteers.

Marbles & Mischief Volunteers receive 20% off in the museum store at the Lindbergh Museum. They are invited to participate in all group field trips and activities completed by the Lindbergh site staff. 

Perks for all active volunteers can be viewed on the bottom of the MNHS Volunteer News webpage. 


Charles Lindbergh House and Museum
People Team