Volunteer

A few hours, a few days, every now and then, on-going – you can make a difference in your own life and in the lives of others, and contribute to the vitality of your community. Make friends. Offer yourself. Join in. Be a Trust Volunteer. You can participate at Marshall House, Howard House, Pearson Field Education Center, Trust Community Programs, Providence Academy, special events, and a host of other places and opportunities. Fill out our Volunteer Interest Form to get involved!

Becoming a Volunteer

Our onboarding process consists of three steps:

  1.  Apply

    -Prospective volunteers are asked to complete an online application.

  2. Meet with Us- After the application have been reviewed, applicants will be invited to meet with a staff member for an interview. This may be done in-person, by phone or through Zoom. This 30 minute conversation allow us to get to know your skills and interest a little better so we can match you with a meaningful volunteer role.
  3. Attend a Volunteer Orientation – During this 90 minute session volunteers will gain an understanding of the scope of the Historic Trust’s missions and history, be introduced to our programs, and review our policies and procedures. After a volunteer completes this step, they may sign up for volunteer shifts through our volunteer management system.
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Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

The Historic Trust’s passionate and generous volunteers are an essential part of fulfilling our mission. Our volunteers provide exceptional visitor experiences, assist with administrative tasks, provide event support, and more. Below are brief descriptions of ongoing volunteer opportunities that we typically have available. Please note that not all positions listed are available at all times.

Pearson Field Education Center Volunteers

Volunteers at Pearson Field Education Center play an important role in educating the community and youth on the science and practice of flight through our Open Saturday Program. All volunteers at PFEC MUST enjoy working with children of all ages, abilities and interest levels. On a typical day you will greet visitors, teach children and adults how to do hands-on STEM activities and help maintain the education center. Pearson Field Education Center accepts volunteers ages 12 and over.

Docent

Do you love to learn and share stories? Then you may be a great fit as a docent at the Marshall House or Providence Academy. As a docent you’ll give guests a 45 to 60 minute tour of the site, welcome guests to the home, and provide information on nearby attractions. We ask that once docents are fully trained that they commit at least two days each month to volunteering. Docents must be 18 years or older.

Administrative Volunteer

Operations/Administrative Assistant Volunteers serve a necessary and important role in improving the operations of the Trust. Administrative Volunteers typically work at the Howard House to assist staff in office administration. Volunteers will work with staff to perform tasks as assigned; always following directions. Light administrative tasks may include but are not limited to answering the door, answering the phone, sorting donations, data entry, filing, light cleaning and other duties as assigned. Volunteers must be 18 years or older.

Development Volunteer

Efficient and effective fundraising is vital to the overall success of The Historic Trust. Development Volunteers serve a necessary and important role in improving our fundraising efforts. Development Volunteers typically work at the Howard House to assist staff in fundraising campaigns, events and administrative tasks. Volunteers will work with staff to perform tasks as assigned; always following directions. Tasks may include but are not limited to data entry, soliciting donations for auctions, assisting with preparation and execution of donor events. Volunteers must be 18 years or older.

Current Volunteers

If you are an active volunteer with The Historic Trust and would like to view or modify your schedule you can access your account here

Contact

If you have any questions about volunteering at The Historic Trust please contact Bethany at Bethany.spitzer@thehistorictrust.org or 360-992-1818.