Volunteer at PMH

Volunteers are vital! 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.

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.

volunteers at welcome table

Volunteers at 2014 Happy Birthday Pasadena

The Age of Elegance Lecture Series

For Volunteers & Prospective Volunteers

Join PMH volunteers for an intriguing new lecture series focused on the artistry and lifestyle of the Edwardian period and its continued impact on Pasadena. Each lecture will be preceded by a short presentation on the many ways you can share the vibrant history, culture, and arts of Pasadena by volunteering with students on educational field trips, becoming a docent in the 1906 Fenyes Mansion, assisting with lectures and events, or working in the Research Library & Archives. The series will be held offsite at the historic 1929 Maxwell House, home of the Western Justice Center, 55 South Grand Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91105.

The Age of Elegance Lectures are supported in part with funds received from the Pasadena Tournament of Roses® Foundation.

The lectures are free; advance reservations are required and may be made online.

Information & Registration

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