Become a Volunteer!

Whether you're an introvert or an extrovert; an outdoor person or will do anything to keep away from bugs; or are a total history nerd or just kind of interested, we have a place for you as a volunteer.

5 Reasons to Become a Volunteer 
at the History Center of Olmsted County

  • You’re an extrovert and you love meeting people and sharing stories.
  • You’re an introvert and you are just fine working on your own researching old photographs and documents.
  • You are incredibly handy and want to put your ingenuity to work, building and fixing stuff.
  • You love to be outside, either doing yardwork, taking tickets at an event, or giving tours.
  • You think history is pretty cool and a great way to get involved in your community.

We have volunteer opportunities for teens, adults, corporations and organizations in just about every capacity – from restoration and preservation to archives and collections; from education and visitor services to marketing, fund raising and special events; and from programming and exhibits to general office and administration work. Know that there is something here for you, and you will find them all rewarding and satisfying.

Outdoor Work Lawn mowing; seasonal clean up; tilling; snow plowing
Storytelling Museum gallery docent; Stoppel Farm docent; Mayowood docent and tour assistant; trolley tour docent
Indoor Work Front desk assistant; gift shop assistant; assist with mailings; data entry; gallery and archive light cleaning
Archives and Library Record gathering and computer entry; scanning and digitizing; inventory; and patron assistance
Exhibits Research; proof reading; construction and fabrication
Collections Inventorying and cataloging; artifact rehousing and cleaning
Ambassador Greet visitors at History Center events; represent the History Center at the county fair and other events; ticket takers

Fill out the form below and click the submit button. Someone from the History Center will contact you regarding your request to become a volunteer. Thank you for your interest.