Volunteer

AHS is fueled by volunteer energy. We have opportunities for everyone who has an interest in history or who wants to become more involved in their community. These are just a few examples, to learn more, email the AHS Volunteer Coordinator:  RobertWhite7@aol.com

VOLUNTEER!

  • Docent at the Arlington Historical Museum: once a month on a Wednesday, Saturday, or Sunday afternoon or as often as you want. We’ll pair you with another docent to learn the ropes. Help show Arlington’s history to the public.
  • Docent at the Ball-Sellers House. The oldest building in the county: a farm house built in the 1740s and restored to what is wold have looked like back then. It is open for free docent-led tours. Help tell the story of this house and the people who lived there.
  • Garden: Use your “green thumb” to develop or maintain gardens at the Arlington Historical Museum or the Ball-Sellers House.
  • Social Media: AHS has an active Facebook page, a newly designed website, and a  Twitter hashtag #ArlHist. If you like to communicate this way, we need you and we have lots of fascinating content. Do as much as you want and work with a team.
  • Handyman: We have many small jobs for someone who is handy or is a jack-of-all-trades. This individual can have a big impact on preserving and maintaining our historic properties.
  • Artifact Research: The Ball-Sellers House has completed an archaeological dig and now we are cleaning, researching, and reassembling the items we unearthed. Help us learn what we found for exhibit. Email: BSH@arlingtonhistoricalsociety.org
  • Write a historical article for the annual Arlington Historical Magazine.  To learn more: email the editor at gross_max@hotmail.com.
  • Administrative Help: Occasional help is needed with envelope stuffing, newsletter mailings, or magazine mailings. We work in small groups as needed at the Arlington Historical Museum on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon.
  • Outreach: Help staff the Arlington Historical Society table at neighborhood events throughout the year and at the county fair in August.  You’ll work with a fellow volunteer for a few hours handing out materials, selling books, and helping answer questions.
  • Fundraising: AHS relies on the generosity of the public to maintain our buildings. We need help to raise funds, including event planning and applying for grants.
  • Grant Writing: If you have experience applying for grants or want to learn with AHS, this is the volunteer opportunity for you.  Help us tap into funding for AHS projects.
  • Book Store Assistant Manager: Learn how to purchase books for the Arlington Historical Museum gift shop and help run it. Learn from the best and how to put it into action.
  • Strategic Development: Want to help AHS think big? Help develop a strategic plan for an exciting future.  Knowledge of historic architecture, strategic planning, or non-profit experience will help the Arlington Historical Society plan and implement a secure future.
     

If you have a skill, talent, or interest in helping AHS in other ways not yet listed here. Email the AHS Volunteer Coordinator at RobertWhite7@aol.com.