Asking for your Head, Heart and Hand
One of the keys to rebuilding and keeping the Roycroft Campus vibrant and alive is the work offered by volunteers. The motto of the Roycrofters is "Head, Heart and Hand" – that is, creating and working using these three attributes. So this is what we come to ask: to share your talents, time and energy.
Volunteers help research and digitize photographs and artifacts from the original Campus, as well as writing and editing articles for Roycroft publications, the website and blog. Teachers, both working and retired, give us insight and help with our educational programs. What stories and ideas can you bring to our table?
Perhaps your passion lies in the history of the Campus and would like to tell the world about it. Become a Roycroft docent and lead visitors through the Campus grounds retelling the stories as you walk the footsteps of the past. Tours are offered throughout the year, but mainly from June through October. RCC offers a docent training (link to docent training) course to give you the historical information and tools to being a successful tour guide.
The Roycroft also needs help in running a variety of events throughout the year. Perhaps you can help serve refreshments, man a registration or information table, assist in an educational activity, be an extra hand in the Copper Shop Gallery during a festival, or help stuff envelopes. An extra hand always makes the work go faster and easier.
The RCC would not exist without its wonderful volunteers. We are continually grateful for the time and dedication that is given. While many believe that it is the legacy of Elbert Hubbard that makes the visitor experience a memorable one, equally important is the warm and friendly spirit of our volunteers that greet visitors.