Volunteer

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

Current Volunteer opportunities

(as of January 10, 2022)

Membership assistant - A big, important goal for the museum this year is to improve regular communications, use a database to track members and donors, send out appeals, survey & track memberships. You'll help with data entry, mailings, and creating an active community!

Artifact cataloging - photograph and enter basic information about the museum's physical objects & artifacts in the database.

Facilities & Historic Preservation "Rusty Metal" Gang lead Learn the facilities needs and divvy up tasks to the the "gang," get hands-on with the buildings, put up exhibit signs, fix-up...doing all sorts of stuff. We're especially hoping for someone with construction, engineering, and/or handy-person skills.

Cub Club afterschool teacher - one day a week for a 6 week session, work with a group of elementary or junior high students. Suzanne will work with you to develop a program. This one is a regularly scheduled commitment, since the school relies on this position for the kids and parents! Must meet MV Schools requirements.

Communications & Social Media - Regularly Post on IG, FB, update the museum's website, write emails and print newsletters.

Board Member - The Shafer Museum Board sets the direction, oversees the facilities, finances and community involvement for the Shafer Museum. No museum experience is necessary, just a commitment to the importance of history and civics in our world, and a desire for a future informed by the Methow Valley's past. The board meets 10 times a year (once a month, except December & October). Diverse & inclusive stories, local involvement (newcomers/oldtimers & full-time/part-time residents) and history's relevance to today's lives are part of the strategic plan's current objectives. Learn more about the current Board here, and get in touch if you're interested.

Also, visit VolunteerMethow.org for current opportunities.