If you’re passionate about Fallingwater, we welcome you to consider one of the volunteer opportunities available on-site.
We rely on volunteers in countless ways. We invite you to use your skills in a rewarding setting with others who share your love of architecture and the great outdoors in a stimulating and unique environment.
Volunteering at Fallingwater presents many opportunities to engage with visitors from many different cities, states and countries-to learn about their other Frank Lloyd Wright experiences, their reasons for visiting and their personal situations. In the gallery, I think that I can enhance their visits by imparting what I know about the building, the Kaufmanns, the area, etc.
Volunteering at Fallingwater fulfills my need to be inspired with art & architecture, land & landscape and interact with people from all over the world. I feel the need to be at Fallingwater and Fallingwater is a place that makes me feel needed as well.
I began volunteering at Fallingwater in 2017 because I realized that people from around the world travel to see this beautiful gem and I lived fifteen minutes from it. Interacting with the guests who are wonderfully friendly is such a privilege and broadens my perspective each time I have opportunity to be on the grounds. I enjoy working in the cafe so very much, offering a helping hand where I can to the staff that works so hard to make beautiful food each day.
I volunteer at Fallingwater because it offers a view of world class architecture, art, and time spent with the seasons of nature. My interaction with the guests helps to enhance my view of the world.
What qualifications do I need?
- 18 years of age
- Responsible and enthusiastic
Note: Some programs require that you attend an orientation and/or training class, or acquire special certification.
What can I do?
Fallingwater volunteers donate hours or days throughout the season.
Volunteers work in a variety of capacities, such as:
- Ask-Me Guides
Provide informal interpretation for visitors, answer questions, and wayfinding.
- Gallery Attendants
Welcome visitors, secure the exhibition, distribute information and answer questions.
- Museum Store Volunteers
Aid customers, answer questions, restock, and arrange merchandise.
- Café Volunteers
Clean and bus tables, run the dishwasher, and keep supplies stocked.
- Landscape Volunteers
Prepare, plant and cleanup of gardens and flower beds, invasive plant removal, and help with seasonal horticultural jobs.
- Trail Maintenance Volunteers
Clear and maintain trails at the Bear Run Nature Reserve.
- Fallingwater Collections Volunteers
Catalogue, inventory, scan, photograph, and/or file historic material and objects.
- Visitor Services Office Volunteers
Respond to voicemails, emails, and file documents.
- Residency Studio Volunteers
Assist with critiques of high school, college, and adult residency groups.
- Virtual Summer Camp Volunteers
Organize and package class materials to prepare for mailings.
Other special projects arise periodically in which we can utilize the special skills that our volunteer pool provides.
For More Information
To apply to volunteer, complete this volunteer application.
Fallingwater Volunteer Coordinator