History Center volunteers are managed through each department, based on an individual’s interests, skill sets, and availability. Read on to get an idea of what volunteers might do to help us collect, preserve and share the stories of York County!
Administration: Administrative volunteers assist our staff with daily operations of the organization. Volunteers in our development, marketing and information technology areas help with information processing and data entry, market research and community outreach activities, and assisting with mailings and other tasks.
Curatorial Department: Help the Collections and Exhibits Department manage the History Center’s exceptional collection of historic material objects. Duties may include cataloging and inventorying objects, helping with exhibit preparation, or object research.
Education Department: The Education Department manages the visitor 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 for audiences of all ages.
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 cataloging, digitizing photographs and documents, or processing genealogy requests.
Special Events: Assist the History Center with large fundraisers, festivals and special events. Responsibilities may include day of event activities and pre-planning and preparation.
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.
Becoming a Volunteer
All volunteers receive training and orientation and are typically able to work a flexible schedule based on their availability. The History Center invites all volunteers to become members of the organization.
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.
Questions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (717) 848-1587, ext. 232.
Community Service Opportunities
Students who need community service hours to satisfy a club, school project or graduation requirements are invited to email or call. Do not submit an online application. Please specify that you are seeking community service hours for these purposes. Applicable background checks may be required by state law and York County History Center policy.