Your time makes a difference

From docents to researchers, we welcome your help in supporting our mission. Orientation and training will be provided for anyone wishing to volunteer.

We are pleased to offer the following volunteer opportunities:

  • Hosting the Society's museum and topical exhibits at 919 Pacific Avenue
  • Assisting with care and documentation of the Society's collection of artifacts and documents
  • Writing articles for the Society's City of Destiny Newsletter
  • Assisting with summer walking tours and programs
  • Researching future exhibits and projects
  • Helping make our annual Destiny Dinner and Auction fund-raiser a success
  • Serving as docent for our annual Historic Homes of Tacoma Tour
  • Joining the Friday Morning Historians in evaluating recently donated artifacts
  • Participating in brief work sessions such as preparing Society mailings

In addition, the Society offers volunteer internships for high school and college students.  Contact info@tacomahistory.org for more information.

THS Resource Center

Our Resource Center provides members and other researchers access to the historic newspapers and other materials the society has collected.

More than 400 bound volumes of Tacoma newspapers, dating as far back as 1883, have been cataloged, organized and placed on sturdy shelving. A grant from a friend of the society made this improvement possible. Tacoma city directories, spanning nearly a century, are available. The center also provides space for small meetings and houses the society’s offices and collection of historical artifacts.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Form Icon: PDF

Mail your completed form to: Tacoma Historical Society Attn: Volunteer P.O.Box 1865 Tacoma, WA 98401

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