The generous contribution of thousands of hours by volunteers allows the museum to be properly staffed and to work successfully on preservation projects and special events. There are a variety of volunteer opportunities available in operations, collections, preservation, outreach, and research.

The museum works to match the interests and available time of individual volunteers with museum needs. You are encouraged to visit, tour the facility, and talk to the other volunteers. Each year we honor the contributions of an outstanding volunteer with our Volunteer of the Year award.

Some of the benefits of volunteering at CCHM include:

  • Training and Experience: Your experience at the museum can help you demonstrate to a potential employer that you have certain skills and abilities. Some volunteer positions obtain specialized training using museum standards.
  • Discounts: Discounted membership of $20 for individuals or $45 for a family. 15% off most Museum Store purchases (does not apply to sales or consignments).
  • Special Courses, Lectures and Tours: Volunteers may be offered additional training and educational opportunities not offered to the public.
  • Recognition: Every year CCHM gives a Volunteer of the Year award. We also host a Volunteer Appreciation Event.

If you would like to volunteer with the museum, please fill out a volunteer application and email it to volunteer@cchmuseum.org or send it to:

Clark County Historical Museum
1511 Main Street
Vancouver, WA 98660