Volunteer at Tri-Cities Historical Museum

The Friends of the Tri-Cities Historical Museum is the volunteer support group that assists the Museum in a variety of important ways. All volunteers are automatically enrolled as Friends. We welcome volunteers’ help in as many ways as they are able!


The Collections Department utilizes volunteers in the following capacities:

Institutional Archives

  • Sorting
  • Numbering
  • Data entry into Past Perfect

Digitizing the Collection

  • Scanning scrapbooks and documents

Research Library and Archives

  • Organizing books and labeling shelves
  • Organizing filing cabinets
  • Numbering archives in filing cabinets
  • Data entry


The Education Department needs volunteers for:


(requires the completion of Docent Training)

  • Conduct Museum tours for adult or children’s groups
  • Provide outreach programs to schools, area senior citizens facilities, and/or developmentally disabled adults
  • Teach in the DeWitt School Program
  • Conduct walking tours of Downtown Grand Haven or Spring Lake

Loan Kits

  • Research new topics
  • Complete inventory of kit items
  • Write lesson plans to accompany kits 
  • Maintenance existing kits

Special Events

  • Salmon Fest Kids Zone
  • DeWitt School House Ice Cream Social
  • Pere Marquette 1223 Ice Cream Social
  • Lakeshore Middle School Walk-About


The Exhibits Department prepares two major, temporary exhibits annually and needs volunteers to:

  • Build exhibit furniture
  • Paint
  • Assist in installation
  • Electrical work
  • Help with general maintenance projects

Office Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to help with:

  • Mailings
  • Greeting visitors
  • Proofreading
  • Gift Shop assistance
  • Fundraising activities
  • Photography
  • Distributing event posters/flyers

If you are interested in volunteering:

Please download our Volunteer Information Form, fill it out and submit it to us.

Museum Committees

The Museum has volunteer opportunities available to serve on the various standing committees that act as an extension of the Board of Directors, as well as serving on the board of directors itself.  These committees include, Finance, Membership, Facilities Management, Fundraising, and Donations Review. The public is encouraged to become involved in the Board and these committees, however, space is limited and positions are filled by appointment after an application process.

If you are interested in serving, please contact us for more information.

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    Our Education Department offers a wide range of learning opportunities for individuals, schools and community groups. Find a tour or program that suits your interests.


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