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Become a Volunteer


The Willamette Heritage Center is hopping with activity all year long and it takes volunteers like you to make it happen! Do you like history? Are you an Oregon history buff? Do you like meeting new people and telling them intriguing stories about our past? Are you interested in helping kids learn through hands-on activities and tours of the museum? Would you like to improve your public speaking skills? Do you enjoy researching history? Can you use a computer and do data entry? Are you able to give a couple of hours each week to share and preserve our heritage? If so, consider volunteering at the Willamette Heritage Center.

Volunteer Opportunities

Museum Docents:

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.

Volunteer Historians:

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!

Special Events

Upcoming Volunteer Trainings and Events are constantly changing so remember to check back.


Training is provided for all areas of volunteer service at the Willamette Heritage Center.  

To find out more, contact our Volunteer Coordinator Erica Osorio at 503-585-7012  (Ext. 254) or e-mail

Become a Volunteer or Intern Today!

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Mail completed Form to:

Volunteers-Internship Willamette Heritage Center 1313 Mill St SE Suite 200 Salem, OR 97301


You can APPLY ONLINE now by using the form at the bottom of page.

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