07August2013 Explore More kids at the Gilmore Car Museum

Volunteer For The Best Job Ever!

What better place to give of your time if you are a car nut like me?  Every week I look forward to spending the day surrounded by magnificent automobiles, a splendid rural campus and friendly museum staff. – Dar

The Gilmore Car Museum offers a one-of-a-kind opportunity for volunteers. This is the place to share our love of cars and history with people from all over the nation. Volunteer with us and you’ll join a fun team—as a non-profit we rely on a lot of great volunteers—and you’ll spend your time helping care for our incredible collection, exclusive venues, and beautiful 90-acre campus.

Logging over 8,500 hours annually, volunteers at the Gilmore Car Museum help fulfill our mission by assisting with these fun and rewarding tasks such as:

  • Serving as a volunteer Weekday Docent
  • Providing customer service and performing a variety of office tasks as Administrative Assistant
  • Working on vehicles in the Gilmore Collection and assisting in our Automotive Maintenance Shop
  • Assisting in our Library and Archives
  • Participating on our Education Committee
  • Serving as a Mentor in the Gilmore Garage Works program
  • Helping to maintain our beautiful buildings, grounds, and gardens (Click here to learn more about how to Adopt a Garden)
  • And helping the Museum Staff with numerous tasks during our annual car shows

Click Here to fill out the Volunteer Application

Garage Works Volunteer Opportunity

The Gilmore Garage Works Program is seeking applicants to develop a pool of volunteers that can serve as fill in and full program mentors, mentor assistants, substitutes, and specialized skill experts.  The program runs through the school year, with sessions Tuesday and Thursday evenings.


The Garage Works Mission is to provide area high school students with Antique Auto Restoration Skills, Basic Shop Skills, Fundamentals of Automotive Maintenance, Team Work and Employability Skills.  Students are the most important element of the program.  In all decision making, and leadership choices; “It’s all about the students.”

Garage Works Mentors:

Mentors are first and foremost, teachers and provide good examples for students.  Garage Works Mentors provide supervision, mentoring and automotive skill training as a leader, project manager, and project assistant.  A big part of mentoring is the development of excellent friendship based, working relationships with the students.  Ultimately having a trusting, supportive and nurturing mentor staff, always serves the mission of making the experience “all about the students.”

Lead Mentors: Mentors who provide team leadership focused on one area within the over-all Garage Works:

  • Paint and Body Team
  • Chassis and Frame Team
  • Engine Team
  • Motor Cycle Team
  • Welding

Mentor Assistants:  Serve under the Lead Mentors as an assistant in each area. Each project may have several mentors working as assistant project leaders.  When the Lead Mentors cannot be in attendance, one of the Mentor Assistants will fill in.

Background checks are required for program volunteers.

Click here to fill out Garage Works Application Form

Questions? Please contact:
Stacie Longwell Sadowski
Development and Engagement Manager
269-953-9036 direct