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 AHS at info@arlingtonhistoricalsociety.org 


  • Docent at the Arlington Historical Museum: once a month on a Friday, Saturday, or Sunday afternoon. No experience necessary. We provide a training class and refreshers. We pair you with another docent. 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 1750s 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.
  • Write a historical article for the annual Arlington Historical Magazine.  To learn more: email the editor at info@arlingtonhistoricalsociety.org
  • 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 info@arlingtonhistoricalsociety.org