Volunteer

Volunteer with us to connect with history and give back to your community. 

 If you are interested in becoming a museum volunteer CONTACT US with any questions.

The museum only accepts volunteers 16 years old or older. If you are under the age of 16, you may work alongside a parent or guardian.


Dave Heflin

Volunteer Profile: Dave Heflin

Dave Heflin, citizen of Aurora for 79 years, has volunteered with the Aurora History Museum since March 2015. In his years of service, Dave has put in over 1,300 volunteer hours at the museum. Dave’s favorite part about volunteering at the museum is, “Meeting people from all over the world and all over the country. And I mean the WORLD! Thirty percent of what I have learned and tell folks I’ve learned is from visitors.”

When asked what the most positive change in the city has been over the years, he said the amazing Aurora Water Department. The acquisition of reservoirs and access to mountain water has been a huge improvement in recent years. The largest change Dave has witnessed in his time in Aurora has been the huge boom in land acquisition and population.

Dave’s favorite object to talk about in the museum is the Burma-Shave advertisement in Trolley 610. He recalls seeing the same advertisement in public transit when he was a young man. Ask him about it the next time you seem him! You can find Dave in the galleries most Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

Collections/Archives:
Learn how to care for collections, work in an archive, or discover history first hand through our oral history project. Put your ability to work independently and pay attention to detail to good use as you take a deep dive into community history.

Education:
Do you have a passion for working with the community? Join the education team and help out at events or teach programs at the museum and historic sites or at area schools. Opportunities Include: School Tour Guide, Museum Programs and Events, Historic Sites Interpreter, and Exhibit Docent.

Exhibits:
Get creative and hands on with exhibit development. Assist the Curator of Exhibits with research for an upcoming exhibit and/or assist with exhibit fabrication and installation. 

Historic Preservation:
Assist with tasks related to the city of Aurora's Historic Sites and Preservation program, including survey, research and records management.

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