Volunteer

Dear WHM Members and Friends,

We invite all members of the community to give back by serving as a docent so we may keep our doors open for visitors throughout the year.  If you are interested in history, would like to be part of a friendly small-town organization, and have been looking for a way to give back to the community, the WHM has a volunteer job for you!   At the museum we provide free access to excellent research resources, charming exhibits, and free public programs related to local history.  With your help as a docent you will contribute to this valuable town resource.

Our docents help to welcome visitors to the Williamstown Historical Museum at the historic South Center School in South Williamstown.  To serve as a WHM docent, no experience is required and our Executive Director, Sarah Currie, will provide training and support to all volunteers.  In addition to spending time greeting visitors to the museum, our docents are invited to assist with projects, help plan events, and carry out their own research or personal projects while they are at the museum.  Our docents will also receive the benefit of training on useful research resources like Ancestry.com, Newspaperarchive.com, Newspapers.com, and the WHM online catalog.

From April through November, the Williamstown Historical Museum is on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and on Saturdays and Sundays from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.  From December through March, the museum is open on Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Most of our docents work once a week for a two-hour shift, while other WHM docents work once a month or twice a month for a two-hour shift.  If you are interested in volunteering at the museum, we will find a place for you!

If you would like more information about volunteering please contact Sarah and we look forward to seeing this year!


Do you enjoy history?  Do you have a passion for, or an interest in genealogy?  The Williamstown Historical Museum counts on volunteers to keep our doors open to the public and help our community members connect to history!  We have jobs for all skill levels, interests and talents.  We invite you to volunteer your time to help our town’s history center!

For more information  contact us at 413.458.2160 or [email protected]


Adult Internship Opportunity:

If you love history and learning new things, and if you would like a closer connection with the Williamstown Historical Museum, we can make that possible.

We want INTERNS of all ages!

There are lots of opportunities for independent study, teamwork, contributions to ongoing research, assisting the Director with special projects, and simply learning how a small non-profit museum operates.  This unpaid internship is available to adults between ages 21 through retirement age.

Whether you are a recent grad or a life-long learner, we need your special talents and experience!

To request an interview:   Call Sarah at the WHM at  413.458.2160 or email [email protected]