Healy House Museum & Dexter's Cabin Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers at the Healy House Museum and Dexter Cabin in Leadville, lead school and adult tours, assist with events, or assist with the care of the heritage gardens.

AmeriCorps 2020 Program

History Colorado is seeking applicants for the K2H Civic Futures AmeriCorps Program to help expand educational opportunities for Colorado students through the agency’s museums statewide. The K2H Americorps program supports civic learning and engagement programs in K-12 or community-based sites.


The deadline for applying for AmeriCorps is March 15, 2020. 

Youth Advisory Council - Apply now!

The History Colorado Youth Advisory Council (YAC) is a group of teens from across the state whose goal is to increase youth involvement in History Colorado and its community museums by planning special events and creating opportunities for young history enthusiasts.

What is the age range for YAC? The age range is 11-19.

How long will each member serve on the council? Members will serve a term of two years.

When will YAC meet during the year? Meetings will be held from on the second Saturday of each month from 12:30 - 2:30 PM.

Where are meetings going to be held? All meetings will be held virtually, although members from the same area can meet at their community museums to plan events and work on YAC projects together.

Do I have to volunteer at the museum to be a part of the YAC? No, you do not have to be a volunteer any History Colorado community museum to join the YAC. The Youth Advisory Council is considered to be a volunteer position itself, and thus does not require any prior involvement in the History Colorado museums. However, we do expect all accepted members to volunteer at a certain number of community events at their museum(s).


Spring Clean-Up Volunteer Event - Sign Up Online

Be a part of an amazing community with our Spring Clean-Up volunteer event. Help improve our historic site in Leadville, Colorado by assisting with a variety of activities including:

  • Raking and aerating grass
  • Weeding
  • Prepping the gardens
  • Painting/refurbishing the lawn furniture
  • Reorganizing the storage spaces

…all while having fun with community members in our fantastic Harrison Avenue location! Volunteers make a big difference in keeping this historic gem accessible to the Leadville community.

Volunteers of all ages and abilities are invited to take part! Dates are April 25th and May 9th, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.