Volunteering at the 1820 Col. Benjamin Stephenson House is a
fun, rewarding, and interactive experience. Our goal is to provide a quality,
educational experience for our guests as well as a fun opportunity for our staff
and volunteers. We all learn in different ways. Experiencing “the past”
first-hand makes any learning experience more exciting.
Volunteers are the backbone of our organization; without them
we would not be able to function. There are many areas where you can help.
Please visit Stephenson House Volunteer site to find updates on the latest activities, schedules and future events for house volunteers.
Informational/training sessions are held periodically to help
volunteers be confident with any activities in which they choose to volunteers.
Historical Interpreter (for house tours)
Gift Shop Attendant
Education Guide (for school field trips)
Historical Clothing Construction
Historic Garden & Grounds
The House is open to the public Thursday through Saturday
from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Volunteers may work any amount of
hours they choose. We are glad to work with your schedule! Because the site
operates with volunteer labor, a schedule is imperative to daily success and
volunteers are encouraged (but not required) to set up a weekly or monthly
For more information about becoming a volunteer call
application and return it to the
1820 Col. Benjamin Stephenson House,
409 S. Buchanan, P.O. Box 754,
Edwardsville, IL 62025