Volunteer Today

The Gresham Historical Society relies on dedicated volunteers for most of our daily operations. Are you interested in joining the team? Here’s what we’re needing:

Docents greet visitors during our open hours and sometimes work on small tasks out in the main room. These volunteers will familiarize themselves with the current exhibits and some basic facts about the museum and Gresham history, but no special qualifications are necessary. We encourage anyone with a positive attitude and enthusiasm for history to apply. Two to six hours per month can make a huge difference! 

Research Room volunteers work with the museum collections. We need volunteers to help catalog photos, documents and other artifacts. Research room volunteers should know their way around a computer and have a good eye for detail.
If you are interested in helping out, please email info@greshamhistorical.org or call us at (503)661-0347.

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We expect the Museum to be closed for several months, at least through October, as repairs due to the fire are completed. Indoor events at the Museum have been canceled for the next two months, at the least. While the weather is good, we will participate in outdoor events such as Third Thursday, and we will be setting up a booth at the Farmers Market on Saturdays. Volunteers are needed to staff these events. 

The Gresham Historical Society is a non-profit organization that is funded by memberships, grants, and fundraising events. To help with renovations from the fire and to make the building a safe place to store our collections, we have established the Gresham Historical Society Fire Account at the Gresham branch of Riverview Community Bank at 225 NE Burnside Rd. Donations can also be sent to PO Box 65, Gresham, OR 97030, or online at greshamhistorical.org.

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