Volunteer Opportunities

Mansion Tour Guide

DESCRIPTION  Guides lead three 50-minute tours per day through the Mansion, and may assist in operating the original Otis elevator.

TRAINING  Guides attend a training session, receive the Guide’s Guide and Gate Lodge Families to read and study, shadow other tour guides, and practice until they feel comfortable leading tours.

Please note: Guiding Mansion tours can be physically demanding, requiring considerable walking, multiple sets of stairs, and the ability to project one’s voice.

Mansion Host

DESCRIPTION  Hosts sit in or circulate through the Mansion, greet guests and answer questions about Pittock Mansion. Hosts also assist visitors with the operation of the original Otis elevator.

TRAINING  Hosts attend a training session, and receive the Guide’s Guide and Gate Lodge Families to read and study.

Please note: Hosting in the Pittock Mansion is the least physically demanding volunteer position. All floors of Pittock Mansion are accessible by elevator. Hosting provides an opportunity to engage with visitors at greater length than guiding tours.

Gate Lodge Host

DESCRIPTION  Hosts greet guests in the Gate Lodge and answer questions about Gate Lodge history.

TRAINING  Hosts attend a training session, and receive the Gate Lodge Families and Guide’s Guide to read and study. Training sessions include information about the Pittock Mansion as well.

Please note: Gate Lodge Hosts are welcome to sit for the majority of their shift, but some walking and stairs are required. Gate Lodge hosting provides an opportunity to engage with individuals at greater length than guiding tours.

For more information, or for a volunteer application, please contact our Museum Education Specialist.