Old County Courthouse

WASHINGTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY     (Washington County, Utah)


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Most of the work performed by the Washington County Historical Society and its constituent organizations is done by volunteers.

If you would like to contribute your time and talents to some good causes, consider helping out with one or more of the tasks identified below. Or if you have other ideas of things you would like to do, please contact us.

If you know of a need for volunteer help, contact us and we will add that information to the list below.


WCHS ADMINISTRATIVE TASKS

Washington County Historical Society Officers and Directors
The Washington County Historical Society (WCHS) had several open positions including:
  • President Elect
  • Program Chairman
  • Publicity Chairman
  • Fundraising Chairman
See the current board roster. If you have an interest in any of these positions, please contact the WCHS President at president@wchsutah.org.

Sales Manager
The WCHS has the ability to accept orders and payments through the WCHS website. But we need someone to maintain the inventory of products (posters, documents, DVDs, etc.) and ship those products that have been ordered. If this would be of interest to you, please contact the WCHS President at president@wchsutah.org.


WCHS WEBSITE TASKS

Data Contributors
The WCHS website is an evolving project. The intent is to collect as much Washington County historical information as possible and make that information readily accessible to anyone with an internet connection. If you see any errors or can provide additional information, you are requested to contact the WCHS Webmaster at webmaster@wchsutah.org. If you would like suggestions for specific topics to research, we can provide a list.

Website Technical Support
We need one or more people with technical expertise who can act as consultants and provide technical support to the WCHS Webmaster. Candidates should have expertise in web authoring tools, CSS, HTML, and PHP code. If you are interested, please contact the WCHS Webmaster at webmaster@wchsutah.org.


OTHER VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Share Your Expertise
If you have an area of historical expertise and would be available to share that expertise on an as-needed basis, contact us and we will add you to our list of available experts.

Silver Reef Museum
The Museum at Silver Reef invites you to volunteer a little bit of your time and talent to help preserve the history of the unique ghost town of Silver Reef. If you have a passion for history, volunteer! Want to be involved? There’s something you can do to help! Call the museum M, Th, F, or S at (435)879-2254 and ask for Eric or speak with a docent. Or call Ron Cundick at (435)635-0112 for additional information.
For a flyer, click here.

Orson Adams Home Docents
The Bureau of Land Management office in St. George is looking for volunteer docents to show the Orson Adams Home to visitors.
For more information or to volunteer, contact Dawna Ferris-Rowley at (435)688-3216 or dawna_ferris@blm.gov.

Historic St. George LIVE! Tours
Every summer since 1995, costumed volunteers have shared the story of settling Southern Utah with locals and visitors from around the country. A corps of 100 people keep the pioneer stories in the forefront through Historic St. George LIVE! tours.
Many opportunities are available to serve in Historic St. George LIVE! Besides the actors, Jacob Hamblin, Orson Pratt, Erastus Snow, Judge John Menzies Macfarlane and Brigham Young, there is also a need for day captains, tour guides and bus drivers, who can be male or female. Costumes and scripts are provided. Each volunteer is asked to give an hour per day for five days to the project during the summer (June through August).
For information, contact Angie at (435)627-4510 ext. 112 or Sally at (435)673-5818.

Pine Valley Heritage Center
This opportunity is for anyone who has an interest in the community of Pine Valley, the Dixie National Forest, learning new skills, assisting vistors, or just enjoying the cool mountain weather.
Work shifts are from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm and from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Monday through Saturday   (can be modified upon request)
Duties Include:
    -   Sales at the Heritage Center
    -   Visitor Information
    -   Numerous Special Projects
Sign up and enjoy the cool mountain air of beautiful Pine Valley.
For more information, contact Arlene Parry at (435)688-3275

Lions Club of Greater Veyo
They are looking for volunteers/members to help out in the community. They will not turn down any help even if all you want is to help part time.
For information or to help, call Joe at (435)215-7014.

Volunteer Center of Washington County
1070 West 1600 South #B
St. George, UT 84770-5573
(435)674-5757
https://volunteer.truist.com/vcowc-4/user/login

Utah Commission on Volunteers
http://volunteers.utah.gov