How to Volunteer

Volunteers are always needed at Danvers Historical Society!

You can help us no matter what your skill level. Some of the places we always need help are in the office, helping with the collections or gardening up at Glen Magna Farms. You can check our events page for particular events that need volunteers. Please call the office to sign up, or to obtain further information.

Internships

Collections Interns
Danvers Historical Society is seeking applicants for Collections Internships. Based in historic Danvers, MA, formerly Salem Village, the society is custodian of five historic properties including the Derby Summer House National Historic Landmark.

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  • Goals: Interns will work with a nationally significant collection of over 12,000 items, to catalog and photograph items and enter records into PastPerfect.
  • Other Duties: They will also assist staff in the development of educational programming, site tours, and fundraising events. Other projects are available depending on the candidates’ skills and interests.
  • Required Skills: Previous volunteer work with historical organizations preferred with a basic knowledge of museum practice, collections management, art history, material culture, or equivalent.
  • Commitment: A minimum of 40 hours between April and December. A minimum of three hours per day is needed. Mondays and Fridays are preferable.

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