We depend on a multitude of community volunteers to fulfill our mission of preserving and interpreting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history. You can get involved with this exciting and important work! Donate your time for projects and tasks that appeal to your skills and interests. Current volunteer opportunities include staffing the desk at the museum, assisting with special events and helping out with administrative tasks. Most involve a commitment of at least two shifts a month; others are one-time or short-term projects.
LEATHER & KINK FAIR VOLUNTEERS: RAISE FUNDS FOR THE GLBT HISTORICAL SOCIETY
The GLBT Historical Society has been named a major beneficiary of San Francisco’s largest leather and kink celebrations, the Up Your Alley and Folsom Street Fairs.
To qualify for the funds raised at the fairs, we’re committed to supplying volunteers for the events. Coming up first: the Bay of Pigs party on July 29 and the Dore Alley Fair on July 30. Sign-ups for limited shifts open on May 10 — and for all shifts on May 31.
Volunteer shifts last roughly four hours, and a brief online training is required. All volunteers receive exclusive perks, including access to a VIP area with food and drink and no-line porta-potties.
To get all the details and sign up as a volunteer, click here.
MEET MUSEUM VOLUNTEER, WIN MIXTER
“I’ve been volunteering with the GLBT History Museum for about 4 years. I’ve seen some amazing conversations here with historical figures from the local cities. We had a great Compton’s Cafeteria (Riots) 50th Anniversary a couple of years ago and for me, it was a great way to know more about the Riot but also to help place where we live in the broader continuum of history for our community.”
GLBT Historical Society Development Manager
We are currently looking for a full-time Development Manager who will be chiefly responsible for membership and donor cultivation and acknowledgment, maintaining donor management databases, corporate sponsorship programs, planned giving campaigns, and fundraising events.
For details on responsibilities, compensation and how to apply, download a PDF of the complete job description here.
Processing Interns: Get hands-on experience processing archival collections, with an opportunity to broaden your role to include other areas of archival practice, such as appraisal and preservation. For more information and to apply, click here.
Newspaper Digitization Intern: Assist with a large in-house project to digitize the Bay Area Reporter, the oldest continuously published LGBTQ weekly newspaper in the United States. For more information and to apply, click here.
Newspaper Digitization Volunteers: We’re looking for a few enthusiastic volunteers to assist with digitization of the Bay Area Reporter. Under the supervision of the project archivist, volunteers will work onsite to scan issues of the newspaper and help prepare images for display on the web. Volunteers are asked to commit to at least four hours per week for a minimum of one month; no prior experience necessary. If interested, please e-mail Bill Levay at gro.y1498184106rotsi1498184106htblg1498184106@llib1498184106.
Volunteers play a vital role by greeting visitors from around the world and selling tickets and merchandise. Volunteers commit to at least two four-hour shift per month after a short training. For more information or to apply as a volunteer, contact us at gro.y1498184106rotsi1498184106htblg1498184106@ofni1498184106
Volunteers assist with data entry, mailings, creating documentation and other office tasks that are vital to keeping the museum and archives running. For more information or to apply as a volunteer, contact us at gro.y1498184106rotsi1498184106htblg1498184106@ofni1498184106
Volunteers help at programs such as panel discussions and exhibit openings at the museum. Volunteers also support fundraising events, including our annual gala. For more information or to apply as a volunteer, contact us at gro.y1498184106rotsi1498184106htblg1498184106@ofni1498184106