The Monroe Historical Society and its associated Museum staff are composed entirely of volunteers. Without volunteers we would not exist. If you have even a small amount of time, we have a need for you. That time can be once per year, once per month, or even every week! No special experience or knowledge is required; in most cases you can be paired with an experienced volunteer. All you need is an interest in helping local history. Bring a friend or just yourself. It’s fun, and rewarding!
The Shannahan Cabin, an original hewn log homesteaders cabin located at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds, is staffed by society volunteers every late summer during the Fair. Hosts welcome hundreds of visitors to the cabin during their three and a half hour shift.
Field Trips by school children require volunteers to help with activities, such as experiencing chores of a century ago, as shown at right, or chaperoning them on a historic walk around town. Volunteers are partnered with experienced volunteers. Volunteers also visit classrooms to give presentations on local history, and assist students who may come to the museum for various projects on local history. Fundraising is another area where volunteers are always needed. Whether it is helping with a yard sale or something of your own creation, opportunities to help are always available. One weekend every other year the society staffs the Nason Creek Rest Stop (at left) near Lake Wenatchee, receiving donations in exchange for free coffee and cookies. Volunteers serve as hosts at the Monroe Historical Museum Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. New volunteers to assist experienced hosts one Saturday per month are especially needed. If your interests or talents run in other directions the society and museum are often in need of someone to help with office work, painting, computers or a myriad of other projects. At the other end there are opportunities to serve on a committee or the governing board itself. Drop by, give a call, or contact us through this website.