Translate the past into the present through tours, demonstrations and education. Join our elite tour guide group and lead visitors through the museum. Guide groups from school age to seniors. Docents set their own schedule. Training provided. This is your chance to help our visitors learn about Salem’s history – and have fun doing it!
Visitor Services Volunteers:
Welcome volunteers to the site, provide directions at the museum and around the city.
Archives and Collections Volunteers:
Help in the archives and collections area with research, preservation, indexing, data entry, filing, and scanning photographs and slides.
Help staff our research library by assisting patrons with research in family history, historic homes and property, and local history.
Our volunteer internships are varied and flexible, and many college majors can be enhanced by spending time at the Willamette Heritage Center. For starters, we offer internships in research/writing, archives/artifacts, marketing, education and hospitality. Hours and exact duties will be adjusted to suit a student’s needs. Drama, marketing and business, English, education, history, archaeology, and even botany majors can find an internship here!
Upcoming Volunteer Trainings and Events are constantly changing so remember to check back.