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Volunteer Informational Coffee Set for Feb. 23


Terrace Hill, like so many historic sites, relies on volunteer help to open their doors to the public. The following are some of the ways in which volunteers contribute at Terrace Hill. Might one of these opportunities be calling you? We will host an Informational Coffee on Thursday, February 23, from 9:30-10:30 am in the Dining Room of Terrace Hill. We welcome your interest and encourage you to attend to learn more about volunteering at Terrace Hill.

Please RSVP by February 20 to or 515-281-7205.

Docent – Tours of Terrace Hill are offered March through December on Tuesday through Saturday at 10:30 am and 12:00 pm. Docents should enjoy working with people of all ages, have good public speaking skills, and be willing to learn about the history of Terrace Hill along with the details of the Residence’s architecture and interior collection. A Docent must also be able to walk and stand comfortably.

Kitchen & Special Events Volunteer – Volunteers for special events assist with teas, receptions, and special dinners. They help with set-up, serving, and clean-up following the event. Volunteers must be able to walk and stand comfortably and be able to go up and down stairs.

Garden Volunteer – Garden volunteers have flexible hours. Planting is done once a year in May. Throughout the growing season (ideally on a regular, weekly basis) volunteers are needed to weed, deadhead flowering plants, and maintain the garden beds. Garden volunteers must be capable of performing general gardening activities as directed by the groundskeeper.