Volunteers are vital!

Volunteers at 2014 Happy Birthday Pasadena

We offer our volunteers a unique opportunity to utilize their skills, interests, and enthusiasms. We match assignments with the volunteer’s available time and interests. Many of our volunteers are professionals in their own fields, others are anxious to explore new fields and learn new skills. Volunteers also enjoy the opportunity to make new friends who share their interests.

PMH is indebted to volunteers from Jericho Road Pasadena who contributed to the making of this website.

Volunteer Opportunities

Docents Museum docents guide tours of the Fenyes Mansion, History Center Galleries, Finnish Folk Art Museum, and grounds. Their extensive knowledge adds depth and breadth to visitors’ experience of the museum. With their in-depth training, docents learn to personalize their tours for a wide range of visitors. Docent positions are recommended for volunteers with a strong interest in history and the ability to make a regular time commitment to educating the public.

Education Program Volunteers PMH offers a variety of programs for schools and families. Adult volunteers are needed to give student tours, assist Junior Docents while they provide tours for younger children, and coordinate a variety of craft activities at weekend and summer family programs.

Gallery Hosts These are the smiling faces in the History Center Galleries. They welcome visitors and help them understand the layout and content of our exhibitions. Gallery Hosts receive training on each show, and often answer questions for visitors.

Museum Store Assistants Volunteers in the Store play a vital role by greeting visitors as they enter the museum,  facilitating customers’ purchases, and organizing merchandise. Store Assistants are often on their feet for two hours or more.

Volunteer Excursion to the Mission Inn in Riverside

Volunteer Excursion to the Mission Inn in Riverside

Office Assistants A dedicated group of volunteers offers all types of behind-the-scenes assistance, including data entry, clerical assistance with bulk projects, and phone support.

Research Library & Archives Volunteers in our extensive archives collection assist Reading Room visitors and work to catalog and preserve artifacts.

Special Events Many volunteers take an active role in PMH’s unique educational and cultural events.  Specific positions vary according to the event, but they often include registration, distributing food and drink, assisting with tours, and clean-up.

Information & Registration

Upload a PDF of the Volunteer By-Laws by clicking PMH VOLUNTEER BY-LAWS Revised 8.12.2016.

For further information, please call 626.577.1660, ext. 26, email volunteer@pasadenahistory.org, or fill out the form below. Thank you for your interest!