Volunteerism

​We rely on volunteers to provide the public tour program at the Illinois Governor's Mansion. Our volunteers are trainers, educators, tour guides, researchers and ambassadors who welcome guests and provide interpretive information at the Illinois Executive Mansion in Springfield.

The enhanced visitors experience is intended to instill a sense of leadership, perseverance and civic pride. Rooms have been set aside that explore the Columbian Exposition, Governors during the Civil War, and children of the era. Stories that educate and inspire will bring the history of the Illinois Executive Mansion to life.

Volunteers play an important role in sharing the educational experience of the Illinois Executive Mansion with those who visit.

Individuals are being recruited to serve as volunteer greeters and docents. Greeters will help welcome guests, provide tourism information, and support the goal of hospitality at the Executive Mansion. Docents will assist historic site interpreters with guided tours and with the operation of the new visitor center.

Individuals interested in learning more about becoming a Mansion volunteer can use our Contact Form and select Volunteer Opportunities. Please provide your name, your email address and a primary phone number so that we can contact you.

Regular training sessions for volunteers will also be provided on a regular basis.