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Volunteer

Volunteer

Sign Up to Become a Volunteer

The Metropolitan Waterworks Museum is looking for volunteers! Located inside an architectural wonder, alongside the beautiful Chestnut Hill Reservoir, easily accessible by public transportation, the museum is a great place to work. Our volunteers play an essential role in explaining the history of how Boston developed one of the country’s first municipal water systems. Under enormous 19th century steam-powered pumps, they regale visitors with stories about Boston’s Golden Age, pioneering Public Health efforts and amazing feats of engineering. Join our enthusiastic team of all ages and interests as we underscore the importance of water as a treasured resource!

Volunteers are welcomed to the Museum, trained in our unique story and engagements, and supported through ongoing enrichments. We ask for two 2.5-hour shifts per month (minimum), and we are looking for individuals with a wide range of interests, including engineering, architecture, environmental and water science, public health, formal and informal education, archival and collections management, museum administration, history, and other fields. Opportunities to teach, work with museum staff, and facilitate the domestic and international travelers or groups who come to Boston are all part of the fun.

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Membership

Membership

Want to get even closer to the history of the Waterworks? Then consider joining our Membership program. You get special access and benefits to our programming and events, all while supporting our mission. 

Waterworks Friend at $100 includes acknowledgement on the website and in select museum publications, as well as early notice of museum event. Plus 20% off items in the gift shop.

Individual & Guest at $50 includes acknowledgement on the website and in select museum publications. Plus 20% off items in the gift shop.

Senior/Student & Guest at $40 includes acknowledgement on the website and in select museum publications. Plus 20% off items in the gift shop. Requires valid ID at sign-up.

Blue Star Family is Free and includes acknowledgement on the website and in select museum publications. Plus 20% off items in the gift shop. Requires valid military ID at sign-up.

Worthington Membership at $7,500 includes a private tour of the Great Engines Hall (GEH) for up to 20 guests.* Acknowledgement on the website and in select museum publications. One free rental of the GEH for no more than 100 guests per year.** Plus 20% off items in the gift shop.

Allis Membership at $2,500 includes a private tour of the GEH for up to 8 guests.* Acknowledgement on the website and in select museum publications. Four complimentary tickets to a museum event per year. Plus 20% off items in the gift shop.

Leavitt Membership at $1,000 includes a private tour of the GEH for up to 4 guests.* Acknowledgement on the website and in select museum publications. Two complimentary tickets to a museum event per year. Plus 20% off items in the gift shop.

* All tours of the GEH must be arranged 2 weeks in advance and occur during regular Museum hours.

** Free rental of the GEH cannot be for weddings and must be arranged 6 months in advance on a date not already committed.

Sponsorship

Sponsorship

If you are inspired by our majestic collections and deep ties to the legacy of Boston, and you want to be a part of our mission to preserve and illuminate the story of our public water system, then consider a sponsorship.

Sponsors will be able to help us expand our reach and impact, while brining visibility to their own organization as a partner in our community. Please contact us for further information and to begin the conversation about how your team can support ours!