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


Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the Southwest Seattle Historical Society!


New Volunteer Form

To get started, down load this form and get it back to us. You can mail it, drop it off, or email to volunteer@loghousemuseum.info.

Volunteer Hours Tracking

Log your hours! For individual volunteers, download this form, fill it out, and email to volunteer@loghousemuseum.info. For committees, use this form.


Volunteer Opportunities


  • Collections Intern
  • Exhibit/ Research Intern
  • Programs Intern


  • Museum docent: Come greet visitors to our museum! Our open hours are noon-4 p.m. Thursday-Sunday. Docents typically volunteer for a two-hour shift at least once a month. We have a particular need for Sunday docents.
  • Event support: We host a variety of events and activities throughout the year, and we need volunteers to help plan, promote and staff our events to make sure they run smoothly.
  • Operations assistance: We have a variety of office work with which we need assistance, including filing, data entry and scanning.
  • Videography: We film most of our events and speakers, and we’d love to have help with both filming and editing.
  • Transcribing: We have CDs of interviews that need to be transcribed to form the basis of our next exhibit, “Telling Our Westside Stories: Home” which will open later in 2016
  • Native Plants garden: Our museum ground’s landscaping is entirely done in plants native to the area when the Denny Party arrived in 1851. We’ll have several gardening work parties throughout the spring, summer and fall.

To learn more about specific opportunities, call us at 206-938-5293 or email volunteer@loghousemuseum.info.