If you are interested in volunteering for any of the positions at the Historical Center or our Historic Sites please contact us at (414) 273-8288 or contact Daniel Benson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Harry H. Anderson Research Library
The Library has volunteer opportunities for individuals or student interns who can give at least one shift of 3 hours per week and are willing to commit to specific projects that may last for several months. We often have projects that involve sorting, cataloging, cleaning, microfilming or moving archival materials. Some of the work requires the ability to lift at least 20 pounds and be able to work with basic computer programs.
Guest hosts provide exemplary guest services to Milwaukee County Historical Society visitors at all of our sites in a friendly and positive manner; engage visitors in order to understand their needs and effectively meet them; efficiently facilitate sales and transactions; correctly answer inquires for information about the Historical Center’s exhibits and programs; take reservations for Historical Society programs; and handle mailings and supply orders for Historical Society staff.
Mailing/Office Duty Volunteer
Volunteers are needed at the Milwaukee County Historical Society’s headquarters to assist with bulk mailings and light office duties such as filing. No prior experience is necessary. An attention to detail is an absolute must.
Trimborn Special Events Volunteers
Trimborn Farm is located in Greendale, just a few blocks from Southridge Mall. Help is needed for the World War II Encampment (June), Harvest of Art & Crafts (September), and the Civil War Encampment (October) each year. Activities include setup; takedown; selling admissions, food, or raffle tickets; assisting with parking; and greeting shuttle buses. No experience is necessary, but the ability to handle public groups is desired.
Trimborn Farm Docents
Trimborn Farm is located in Greendale, just a few blocks from Southridge Mall. Docents educate the public about the history of this unique Wisconsin site. You’ll lead visitors into the farmhouse, barns, kilns; schoolchildren through hands-on activities such as making butter and trying a washboard; and other visitors with drop-in programs and workshops. It’s a fun and rewarding experience. Training sessions, with all materials provided, are required. A background in history or farming is not required, only an interest in history, a willingness to learn, and enthusiasm. An ability to communicate effectively with the public is desired. You must be able to stand during duty.