Volunteer Center

Thank you for volunteering with the Lake County Historical Society! Every year, you contribute over 12,000 hours to the preservation and education of Lake County history.

Upcoming Meeting Dates

October 8, 2016 – Quarterly Meeting


July 9, 2016 – thank you to everyone who attended our summer quarterly meeting. Please remember to look at the Volunteer Handbooks located in the Heritage Hall kitchen and museum front desk. Inside you will find helpful forms, policies, and suggestion/compliment forms. All forms may be turned in to Joe Greaves, Dick Frey, or Kathy Lupold. A museum update was given at this meeting. Visitor Attendance for January 1- June 30 is at 4,346. Onsite attendance is up 40% and programs offered is up 57%. Our online presence has increased 63% to 11,920 sessions. Overall, we have installed 4 new exhibits, cataloged 599 items, prepared 3,121 records for the website, created high resolution images of the art collection for resale, implemented a “Citizen Historian” series, created new presentation topics for our speakers bureau, hosted 3 sold-out events, welcomed in 12 Pioneer Schools, and handled 88 research requests.

Great job! Compliments from your fellow volunteers:

“I want to compliment Lori Watson for her dedication to the research and updating of Civil War soldiers. Also, Waylon Tenkku for his contributions to the same project (ongoing).” – Janet Koszey

Volunteer Needs

We are currently in need of the following volunteers:

General Museum Maintenance – shift is once a week any day you prefer, Tuesday – Friday. This position is responsible for doing weekly checks on the building and performing basic general maintenance (changing light bulbs, hanging signs, paint touch-ups, etc.), recommending and/or performing preventative maintenance. This position falls under our Buildings and Grounds Committee and reports to the Chair of that committee while working with day-to-day staff and volunteers.

Lake Historical – this position is responsible for the data entry and/or creation of our web-based walking and driving tours. A solid understanding of website CMS and online work is necessary. This position works with the Executive Director and requires 5-10 hours a month.

Pioneer School – multiple positions are open. The commitment is a minimum of 6 days, September – October. Working in Pioneer School ranges from interpreting life in 1824 to baking to making candles. Training and scripts are provided. You must be comfortable working with children in groups and providing supervision. This position falls under our Youth Education Department.



Training Videos

Script Downloads