Volunteer Opportunities

Tour Guides and Story Tellers
We are looking to expand our ranks of trained volunteer docents.
You would be giving Veterans Memorial Hall a valuable gift-your time and talents. As a volunteer docent you would be assisting with group tours and special events, such as Boy Scout Quest tours. You would be the face of the history and stories that Veterans Memorial Hall has to tell. Thanks to your interest and involvement in our activities, we are able to provide opportunities that would not otherwise be possible. If you enjoy history, historic buildings and interacting with visitors’ of all ages, take advantage of this opportunity.
We are very proud of our current group of dedicated volunteers. We look forward to including you in this number.
These positions would be for special event and tours here at Memorial Hall, training to be provided.
Preserving History
Collections volunteers are vital to the care of the museum’s collection, helping to preserve our veterans’ histories. These activities can include photographing artifacts, writing detailed artifact reports and researching records. Are you skilled with fabric, we have a large collection of uniforms and cloth equipment. If you are more of a reader, we have archival and research work just waiting for a special volunteer to take an interest. If you love local history this is your opportunity to help honor those from Winnebago County that have served in the Armed Forces.
This is your opportunity to get hands on with the history and artifacts here at Veterans Memorial Hall. An eye for detail and patience are great skills for this position. Training provided. Hours available vary, Memorial Hall is open Mon-Fri, 9am to 4 pm.
3 hour shifts, training and orientation offered
Skill sets included: handyman, painting, maintenance, Fabric and textile handling, computer skills, research, public interaction,

Please fill out this form if you would like to volunteer.


Volunteer Application
Archive research assistant – Purpose: to perform online and site research; web searching and library research skills important; transportation may be necessary.
Registry assistant – Purpose: to accomplish registration of collection items. Skills necessary: use of PastPerfect or like databases, Microsoft Office products, cameras, scanners and other equipment.
Museum Greeter – Purpose: to greet spontaneous guests and give tours if necessary. Hours: Monday, Thursday or Friday from 9-5. Administrative or maintenance tasks to be done while waiting for guests. Must have pleasant welcoming attitude and ability to do light maintenance helpful (dust, sweep, windows, etc.)
Special Event Staff – serve as ticket taker, set up, or tear down, or general hospitality tasks.
Handy person – Assist in “building” or set up of displays and exhibits or assist with building maintenance