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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 May 13, 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 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 . We're especially hoping for someone with construction, engineering, and/or handy-person skills.

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.