“There will always be a frontier where there is an open mind… and a willing hand.”
Charles F. Kettering

volunteer_smilinglady Volunteers help in every aspect of Log House Museum operations. Volunteers work as docents, greeters and gift shop clerks, and conduct tours and educational programs. They help with a variety of office duties, building and garden maintenance as well as assist with research and cataloging. Volunteers are also the foundation for successful fundraising events throughout the year. Without the endless energy, sharing of time and skills from a bevy of interested individuals, the Southwest Seattle Historical Society and Log House Museum would be hard-pressed to operate effectively day-to-day. And there is always room for one, two or three more! As a volunteer, you can choose to be as involved as you wish, once a week, month or year. We truly could not do it all without the help of volunteers… please join us!

School-Age Volunteer Program


Students K. McDaniels and J. Mujacic inventory a scrapbook from the museum's collection.

This program was designed to provide a structured yet stimulating chance for motivated high school students to work in a museum setting. It allows local students to earn required community service hours. In addition to working as a docent or in the gift shop, it allows students to initiate individual projects which work with their busy schedules. It also gives opportunities to work in areas such as collections and archiving.


The Southwest Seattle Historical Society Log House Museum has several ongoing and new projects that easily align with university and college level areas of study. Past projects completed by students at the museum include: research library cataloging, digitizing photograph collections, flat artwork storage design and cataloging, garden inventory and history, special topic research and archive collection storage.

For more information about these Historical programs, contact:
The Southwest Seattle Historical Society
3003 61st Avenue SW
Seattle, WA 98116
(206) 938-5293