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Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park

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How to Volunteer

Volunteers are the key to the Foundation's ability to maintain and operate our two locations – the Hemingway Museum and Birthplace Home, which are open to the public seven days a week 360 days a year. We need volunteers to help us with:

Ongoing needs "Special" projects

Over two hundred volunteers help us each year donating over 8,000 hours of their time which is equivalent to four full time employees or over $100,000.

Working with the Ernest Hemingway Foundation is personally gratifying and our Volunteers tell us they feel better about themselves, their community and life. Some of the benefits of working for the Foundation are meeting people who share your same values and interests, growing intellectually - about writing in general and Hemingway's writing in particular, giving back to the community and maintaining a sense of balance in your life.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer please download and fill out the Volunteer Application (pdf). One person can make a difference so please join us in our mission of fostering an understanding of the life and work of Ernest Hemingway and his impact on world literature.