Volunteers are MVPs (Most Valuable People) at the Hunterdon County Historical Society; we simply couldn’t do it without you.
We have diverse opportunities with flexible scheduling to fit your interests and availability.
Library Assistants – Assist researchers at the Deats Memorial Research Library. Training is provided and you are backed by the Society’s professional librarian or archivist. Times: The library is open every Thursday (except Thanksgiving); volunteers are asked to work one Thursday each month from noon to 4 PM. Around 20 researchers come in on any given Thursday.
Archival Assistants– Work under the direction of the Society’s Manuscript Curator, a professional archivist, to catalog donated records and archives to open them up for public use. The research team of volunteers meets Wednesday evenings from 6 to 9:00 PM at the Archives, 67 River Road in Raritan Township.
Museum Docents – Become a part of Hunterdon’s History. Learn local stories about the Society’s 1845 Greek Revival Doric House Museum and its original occupants. Escort and entertain guests on tours through the museum (printed cards on the furnishings will prompt your memory). Several docents are needed throughout the year for Doric House tours and other venue tours. The house is open for five weekend days each December from 1 to 4pm. Seven docents are needed on those days.
Special Project Volunteers – Are you handy? Volunteers are needed to put together shelving for the Archives, sew muslin sleeves on quilt backs, provide designs for displays, posters and/or brochures, set up and work at the annual book sale, paint rooms, move furniture, and more.
Interships – Further your education, career, and interests by interning at the Hunterdon County Historical Society in Flemington, New Jersey! CLICK here for details.
Volunteering is one of the most rewarding ways of getting involved in your community. Why not choose an opportunity and join our family of volunteers today!