Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are the cornerstone of every program and event. Collectively volunteers donate over 2,000 hours of service in any given year. Volunteers make our programming possible.

There are number of ways to get engaged as a volunteer. It’s a hand-and-glove relationship matching what WE need with what YOU want to get out of your experience or interaction with Historic Seattle.

Ways to Contribute

Office Help

Individuals with daytime availability (Monday-Friday 10 am-4 pm) may help stuff, fold, file, sort, and even answer phones.

Event Volunteers

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.

Special Assignments

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