Ways to Contribute
Individuals with daytime availability (Monday-Friday 10 am-4 pm) may help stuff, fold, file, sort, and even answer phones.
Episodic event volunteers work the day of an event, tour, or lecture. Volunteers serve as greeters, docents, and ticket takers, or may assist with event set-up or take-down.
Periodically we have special assignments that arise which require unique skills: writing, researching, social media, audio-visual, database, CAD, library assistance, etc. If you have these skills and are willing to share your expertise, we may have a special assignment for you.
Project Lead Volunteer
Volunteers may take responsibility for leading a particular initiative or project. Project leads take on an assignment which involves managing others to achieve a specific goal. Here are some examples of what project lead volunteers are currently tackling or have accomplished.
Volunteers may provide hands-on help at the various buildings we manage. This could include gardening, clean-up, painting, etc.
Throughout the year we engage students and recent graduates as interns who contribute a specified number of hours, which helps build their professional experience in preservation. We have involved interns in advocacy, education, and real estate.
Photo: Volunteer Recognition event, 1995. Source: Historic Seattle