The Official Historical Society of Schuylkill County

Volunteering at SCHS

Volunteering at the Society

Volunteering your time and talents is a way to support the community and preserves our history. Please review the opportunities that may be available which may fit your interests and schedule.
We want your volunteer time at the Historical Society to be enjoyable and productive!

Administrative Support:
The Administrative Office is seeking individuals interested in volunteering throughout the year to assist with a variety of administrative or secretarial tasks, including stuffing envelopes, filing, shredding papers, and other duties as necessary.

Museum Store Volunteer:
The Museum Store is seeking individuals interested in volunteering through the year to assist with the sale of items, the annual inventory and the sale of merchandise.

Building & Grounds Support
The Society has its home within a historic school building built during the Civil War and it needs care and maintenance both inside and out. A handyperson is always welcome for displaying artifacts and light carpentry.
Research Library & Genealogy Volunteer:
The Society has a need for individuals interested in assisting members and patrons in researching family and local history as well as making collections accessible to the public. A volunteer in our Library retrieves books and documents, makes photocopies, helps with research for in-house visitors as well as patrons who mail in requests. Volunteers also help organize our ever-expanding collection of materials.

Tour Guide & Education Volunteer:
There is a need for individuals to volunteer throughout the year to assist in school and group tours. Don’t worry about remembering all the information as a written tour guide manual is available. Volunteers willing to give presentations on behalf of the Society off the premises when requested by civic, retirement and social groups are also needed.

Curatorial Volunteer:
The Society needs volunteers interested in assisting with the preservation and cataloguing of artifacts. Computer skills are required.
Special Events Volunteer:
The Programming Committee is seeking individuals interested in volunteering throughout the year to assist in the planning and implementation of special events and programs. Finding quality programs for presentation, either on our own or networking with other organizations, is an on-going challenge. Also, duties can include, set up, light food preparation, ticket sales, greeting patrons. Our Haunted History Walking Tour has been a huge success. Able-bodied individuals are needed to assist the tour guide and become an apprentice or substitute tour guide.

Newsletter Coordinator
Assist with writing and/or gathering information for the Society’s bimonthly newsletter

Don’t be shy. Training will be provided, and the Society’s staff will be pleased to assist you.
Please consider joining us today!
If you have any questions regarding these volunteer opportunties, please send an email to sch.hist@comcast.net or call the Society at 570-622-7540.

College Student Volunteer Interns are always welcome!

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