Volunteering at Terrace Hill

Are you looking for a rare and unique cultural experience? We want to hear from you! Terrace Hill has a variety of volunteer opportunities.

Terrace Hill is one of Iowa’s most impressive historic sites. Donated to the State of Iowa in 1971 by the family of F.M. Hubbell to be the official home of Iowa’s Governors, Terrace Hill is also a National Historic Landmark that offers public tours and hosts special events.

Current Volunteer Opportunities at Terrace Hill

Tour Guides

All tours at Terrace Hill are led by volunteer tour guides. Tours are offered between March and December at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Tour guides work with adults and children. In addition to Terrace Hill’s regular tour schedule, tour guides are occasionally needed to staff special events during evenings and weekends. Tour guides should enjoy working with people of all ages, have good public speaking skills and a passion for learning and sharing the history of Terrace Hill.

Front Desk & Gift Shop Volunteers

Front desk volunteers greet visitors to Terrace Hill. They run the cash register, collect entrance fees, track visitor numbers, alert guides when groups arrive and serve as a welcoming presence. These volunteers also assist guests in the Terrace Hill Gift Shop. Shifts currently run from 9:45 a.m. until 2:30 p.m., Tuesdays through Saturdays between March and December. Gift shop hours and days may vary for special events.

Garden Volunteers

Volunteers are utilized throughout the spring/summer to plant, weed and maintain the gardens. Times and hours vary.

Kitchen & Special Event Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to assist with dinners, receptions, Terrace Hill Teas and other special events. Volunteers help the Terrace Hill Chef with food preparation, serving, set-up and clean-up of dinners and receptions. Kitchen prep shifts usually run from 9:30 am until 2:30 pm on weekdays; event serving shifts usually run from 4:30 until 8:30 pm on weeknights.

Contact Terrace Hill About Volunteering Today!

For more information on how you can join our amazing volunteer team, contact our Volunteer Coordinator's office: 515-281-3604, thvolunteer@governor.iowa.gov or fill out an online application.


Printed from the Terrace Hill website on April 20, 2021 at 11:46am.