Why volunteer at Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society?

Volunteering at Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society gives you the opportunity to become more involved in your community while learning about the rich history of the neighborhood.

Expectations — You are welcome to volunteer as little or as much as you are comfortable with. We are flexible with scheduling and will work to accommodate your time and interests.

Benefits — There is always a sense of involvement and satisfaction that comes from volunteering! For volunteers who dedicate at least 12 hours every six months, we provide a Good Standing Volunteer card that you can present at some museums to receive discounts on admission.

Areas to volunteer — There are many areas and projects to become involved in, including archives and photos, oral history, exhibits, special events, publicity, photography, tech support, fundraising, research and writing, membership, and volunteer resources. Also, we are always in need of enthusiastic museum docents to greet visitors to our museum on Morse Avenue.

Current projects at the Society in need of volunteers:
  • Museum: Serve as a docent in our Museum on Morse Avenue. Volunteers greet visitors, answer questions about the Society and neighborhood history, sell merchandise, and help with special projects. Museum hours are Saturdays and Sundays 1-4 p.m.
  • Collections Scrums: The Collections Committee works twice per month to sort through archives and organization the Society collections. Volunteers help with this process under the guidance of a committee leader. Scrum days are the first and third Sundays of every month, 1-4 p.m. at the museum on Morse.
  • Serve on a team or committee! If you have experience or interest, there are vacations on these committees/teams:
    • Fundraising
    • Education
    • Programs
    • Exhibits
    • Outreach
    • Volunteers
    • Marketing & Branding
    • Community Relations
    • Media