Volunteers are crucial to the success of the Charlestown Historical Society. Becoming a CHS volunteer is fun way to learn more about Charlestown’s history, meet fellow history enthusiasts, and, most importantly, contribute to the Society’s mission. Opportunities exist for people with varying interests, ages, skills, and availability.

Volunteers are currently needed for the following projects:

  • Maritime History
  • Sports History
  • Government and Politics
  • Annual Colonial Fair / Ball
  • Founders Day Celebrations
  • Bunker Hill Parade
  • Office Administration
  • Archives / Library
  • Digital / Interactive History
  • Marketing / PR (Website, Newsletter, etc.)
  • Hospitality / Event Volunteers
  • Development / Fundraising
  • Programming
  • Irish History
  • Colonial History
  • Charlestown Militia
  • Native American History
  • Religious History
  • Genealogy
  • Research
  • Military History
  • Historic Site Guide
  • Photography /Video
  • Education and Public Programs
  • Event Planning
  • Membership Recruiting

Directors and volunteers are needed for the following committees:

  • Marketing / PR (Website, Newsletter, etc.)
  • Exhibit Design and Development
  • Hospitality / Event Volunteers
  • Education and Public Programs
  • Development
  • Event Planning
  • Programming
  • Membership

There is something for everyone… If you have an idea for a new event or exhibition, please let us know. The Society will be happy to help bring your idea to life.

Volunteers Enjoy Special Benefits:

  • Free use of research resources at the Society’s library
  • Free registration for classes and special programs
  • Invitations to annual member’s dinner, colonial ball, and other volunteer activities & events
  • A discount on museum and historical society merchandise
  • Meet visitors from around the country and the world
  • Work with others who share your interest in history
  • Notification of new exhibits and public programs
  • Ongoing education classes
  • Admission to other museums and historical sites

To learn more about volunteer opportunities at the Charlestown Historical Society, please use our Inquiries form.


Internships for high school, college and graduate students are available. While most internships are available in the Archives and Digital Projects departments, occasionally we accept interns in other departments. See above section on volunteer duties for examples of the type of tasks available. All internships are unpaid, but college credit can be worked out with most educational institutions. Internships vary according to individual needs and goals of the student and CHS.

If you are interested in interning at the Society, please use our Inquiries form.