“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, download this form:  Volunteer Application and get it back to us via mail, in person, or email to volunteer@loghousemuseum.info. You can also fill out the form online here.

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 weekend 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. We are looking for someone to come in once a week to help with secretarial duties. We also need someone who likes organizing to help keep our office space manageable.
  • Videography: We film most of our events and speakers, and we’d love to have help with both filming and editing.
  • Native Plants garden: Join our garden crew! Help us to continue restoring the Log House Museum’s native plant garden.
  • Integrated Pest Manager: In order to preserve our historic building, we need to understand the bugs who visit us. We’re looking for a volunteer to keep a bug log for our museum. This is a great opportunity for an entomologist, or anyone who is interested in bugs.

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