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Volunteer Opportunities

Opportunities:

Special Events: Assist the History Center with large fundraisers and events. Responsibilities may include day of event activities and pre-planning and preparation.

Collection Department: Help the Collection Department manage the vast array of the History Center’s historic material objects. Duties may include cataloguing and inventorying objects, helping with exhibit preparation, or object research.

Education Department: The Education Department manages the visitors’ experience of the History Center. Serve as a guide for public or group tours at specific sites or help with special events and programs throughout the year.

Library & Archives: Library & Archives volunteers assist library visitors/researchers and staff. Reading Room volunteers greet visitors, retrieve and re-shelve materials, make photocopies, and guide researchers in use of the archival and library collections. Additional opportunities include behind the scenes projects such as cataloguing, digitizing photographs and documents, or processing genealogy requests.

Administrative:  Administrative volunteers assist our staff with daily operations of the organization.  Help with information processing and data entry, to assisting with daily mailings and other tasks.

Internships: The History Center offers a variety of internship opportunities within most of our departments. Please fill out of the Volunteer Application below or contact a specific department for more information and current availability.

Become a Volunteer:

All volunteers receive training and orientation and are typically able to work a flexible schedule based on their availability.

Click the “Become a Volunteer” banner below to fill out a Volunteer Application or contact a specific department to learn more information about becoming a York County History Center Volunteer.

Community Service Opportunities

Individuals who need community service hours to comply with a court order or probation requirement, please call. Do not submit an online application. Please specify that you are seeking community service hours for these purposes. Limited volunteer opportunities are available, primarily filing or other clerical duties. Applicable background checks required by state law and the York County History Center policy.