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Volunteers are the backbone of the Wilmette Historical Society and Museum. They support us in so many different ways. Some volunteers serve on the Board of Directors, work with the Museum's collections, staff special events or help with publicity. Others serve on committees to organize fundraising events, conduct group tours or assist us with matters relating to the Museum building. Whatever their role, volunteers are highly regarded. A volunteer appreciation dinner is held each year to recognize everyone's contributions.

Docents Needed

The Museum receives numerous Museum tour requests from schools and youth organizations, and we are currently seeking additional volunteers to help us meet the demand. Docents will receive training and be called upon to conduct 5-10 tours each year. If you enjoy working with children and teaching them about the past, please contact the Museum Director.

To find out about other volunteer opportunities, complete the volunteer form below, or call the Museum Director at (847) 853-7666. She will be happy to talk to you about a volunteer opportunity that will fit your schedule. If you prefer to fill out the form on paper, please click here to download the application and return it to the Museum. We are not accepting new volunteers right now, but we are planning to re-open the program in September 2021.

Volunteer Form

Please be specific and include such skills as typing, computer operation, carpentry, etc.
Please list companies with corresponding dates and duties.
Please describe other volunteer work you have done.
Volunteering at the Museum
Choose as many as you wish.
Please indicate when you are available to volunteer (days of the week, months, etc.)