As a private non-profit organization, the Winona County Historical Society would not be the thriving community driven success it is without volunteers. Community volunteers are in every area of the organization. From board members, special event committees and visitor services to tour guides, research and collection care - there are many volunteer opportunities with WCHS.
Visitor Service Are you a people person and can multi task? The tickets and information desk at the History Center is the heart of the organization. Answer phone calls, direct visitors, ticket and shop sales, admissions, etc.
Museum Greeter During our busier times during the main tourist season or for events we need some extra greeters and helpers to make the visitors' experience top notch. Welcome visitors, answer questions, give directions, and more.
Other possible volunteer opportunities:
Archives Help out behind the scenes with various needs by organizing, cataloging, housing, and researching in the archives.
Object Collections Assist with the care and record keeping of our three-dimensional artifacts by helping with storage, research, documentation, cleaning and the like.
Guide Lead a station for our student Field Trips from area schools. Learn 2-3 exhibit stations and enjoy young learners from preschool to college. And/Or we also have volunteer step-on guides for bus groups. Take adult groups on tours of our historic city!
Maintenance Help out seasonally with various light maintenance work. Changing light bulbs, painting projects, grounds clean-up, etc.
Event Committees We host several special events annually and committee members make them all happen smoothly. Event Committees include, Cemetery Walk, House Tour, Moonlight Revels and more.
Speakers or Class Leaders We are always on the lookout for great speakers with a passion for local stories. Research and present a local topic for our Food For Thought lunchtime learning series, host exhibit activities or lead a craft class!
Plus More! Other opportunities come up with special projects or if you have a special skill to share, let us know.