The Shafer Historical Museum is a volunteer organization and gratefully accepts the help of community members year round. Find something that interests you and get in touch! 

 Phone 509-380-9911 OR email staff@shafermuseum.org

And, visit www.VolunteerMethow for current opportunities

Volunteers run the Shafer Museum! All year 'round, there's lots to be done, indoors & out. There's something for every personality!

Current opportunities:

Hosts greet visitors to the museum, share their knowledge about the Valley and history. And we teach you! 

Want to join the Shafer volunteers as a host? New docent training will be held Thursday, May 11 3-5:00p,. Email your interest to staff @shafermuseum.org or phone 509-380-9911.  Interested but can't attend at one of these times? Please get in touch and we'll make other arrangements. 

Volunteer training for returning museum docents & hosts will be held on Saturday, May 6, 1:00-2:30pm.

Artifact cataloging 

Photograph and enter basic information about the museum's physical objects, artifacts and photographs into the database.

Facilities & Historic Preservation "Rusty Metal" Gang 

Learn the facilities needs, get hands-on with the buildings, put up exhibit signs, fix-up...doing all sorts of building, tinkering, and working on artifacts, displays, rehabilitating the historic buildings. If you have skills you can teach others, all the better! We always need people with experience construction, engineering, and/or handy-person skills.