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

And, visit www.VolunteerMethow for current opportunities

In 2023, the windows and sashes are on the to-do list.

Lend a hand in september!

Historic conservation specialist, Chris Gustafson from Astoria, OR will be at the Shafer Museum September 16-25 to lead volunteer crews in cleaning and treating the log cabins at the museum. This is both a volunteer service project AND educational, so museum volunteers & historic building owners will learn do this work on your in the future.

We need many hands! Please volunteer yourself, and ask a friend, adult child/grandchild, neighbor - whoever can wield a garden sprayer and/or paintbrush.

TWO SHIFTS are requested - so you can learn what to do & get through a section. If you can't make that much a commitment, we understand! Sign up for what you can.


Register at www.VolunteerMethow.org or email suzanne@shafermuseum.org

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

Current opportunities:


Artifact cataloging - Photograph and enter basic information about the museum's physical objects & artifacts in 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're especially hoping for someone with construction, engineering, and/or handy-person skills.