Discover Involvement
Volunteers and Interns
As a volunteer you become part of a community dedicated to using stories to engage people. History Center volunteers are storytellers, connecting people through education programs, collections, publications, and more. Join us and be a part of history and the community.
Call us! Our goal is to find the best volunteer opportunity for you! Let's talk about your interests and talents, and find that sweet spot – the perfect opportunity where your interests meet the History Center's needs.
Call 978-475-2236. Or download a volunteer application here. 
Here are a few ideas to get you started!
Education & Programs
Teach school education programs at the Blanchard House and in the community
Greet guests/registration at programs
Help with seasonal programming
Help develop new programs
Guide student research projects
Tell stories in our Behind the Scenes Tour
Help with annual and occasional special events, such as Andover Day and house tours.
Oral history projects
Enter information into our collections database
Discover the stories of our collection items
Collections inventories
Research biographical information
Catalog new accessions
Maintain Period Rooms and collection spaces
Scan photos, slides, and glass plate negatives
Help with exhibit planning and installations
Scan and file Special Collection documents

Conduct background research for programs  
Conduct research for programs and collections
Assist Collections Manager with curatorial projects
Research and write for the Virtual Andover app

Andover Farmers' Market
Help organize the Market pre-season
Help host the Market during the season

Help with mailings
General office support and reception Fridays

Building & Grounds
Maintain plantings around the Blanchard House
Help with maintenance projects

Write stories for donors and members
Assist with mailings
Assist with special events

Interested in getting involved at the Board and leadership level? Contact Executive Director Elaine Clements, [email protected] 

Want to learn more about volunteering at the history center?
Use the form below to drop us a line!