There are many opportunities to show your support and get involved by volunteering your time and talents at Ragdale.

To inquire about one or more of these opportunities, contact Marita Seaberg  at 847.234.1063, ext. 21.

Show off Ragdale’s beautiful grounds and buildings and share the story of Ragdale’s history and current mission as a volunteer docent. Trained docents lead tours, including studio visits, May through October.

Join our volunteer gardening team and get down and dirty! Ragweeders are especially needed in the spring and summer, when our chef depends on the vegetable garden to supplement residents’ meals.


From Novel Affair to the Ragdale Ring performance series to Rags to Witches, more than 100 volunteers are needed each year to help produce Ragdale’s dynamic offerings.


Ragdale seeks students for arts administration internships throughout the year.


“This is Ragdale’s gift to me. I find myself — that best part.”
-Kay Murphy, Poet
New Orleans, LA