Whatcom County Historical Society (WCHS)


We Welcome Volunteers!

The Whatcom County Historical Society Needs You!


WCHS is an all-volunteer organization. If you’ve wanted to help, but didn’t know how – this is your

chance! We are flexible and grateful for all help. Here are some of the thing with which our volunteers help us:



  • Pick up books in storage (ability to lift 25 pounds) and deliver to bookstore or museum — 1-2 hours a year
  • Pick up members who cannot drive or drive at night for programs — as needed


Work on computer:

  • Help write/edit newsletter text — up to 3 hours a month, with help
  • Keep email list current. Send out emails to members regarding items of local historical interest — as needed
  • Work with our Webmaster to review and/or update our website — as needed
  • Help keep membership database updated (Microsoft Excel) — as needed
  • Keep track of book sales/and fill mail orders — 1-2 hours a month


Physical Labor (ability to lift 25 pounds):

  • Help keep old courthouse and grounds clean — as needed
  • Help keep storeroom organized — as needed


Work from home:

  • Clip and date newspaper articles about local history, historical society for files — as needed
  • Help edit Society publications and read submitted manuscripts — as needed


Help set up and take down at programs:

  • Help set up and/or clean up before and after programs — put out signs, books, newsletters, sign-up sheets, etc. one-half hour before and/or after each program (October – April) — can be shared


Greet people:

  • Help with hospitality (greet people; help with sign up sheets, information) one-half hour before and/or after each program (October – April) — can be shared


Record programs:

  • Video tape or photograph programs — as needed


Serve on board or committees:

  • Serve on a committee (publishing, old courthouse, finance) or board



If you would like to help, please complete the form below and indicate the job(s) which interest you. We'll contact you soon; no commitment until after we’ve talked!


Click all checkboxes for volunteer work in which you are interested.

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