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


All tours at Terrace Hill are by reservation only and are led by docents. Tours are offered March - December at 10:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. Tuesdays - Saturdays. Docents work with adults and children. In addition to Terrace Hill’s regular tour schedule, docents are occasionally needed to staff special events during evenings and weekends. Docents 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.

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 10:00 a.m until 2:30 p.m. on weekdays; event serving shifts usually run from 4:30 until 8:30 p.m. 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, barbara.willey@governor.iowa.gov or fill out an online application.


Printed from the Terrace Hill website on January 28, 2023 at 8:40pm.