Volunteers needed for Folsom

The GLBT Historical Society has been selected as a beneficiary of the Folsom Street Fair 2016. We have committed to fill at least 30 shifts on Sunday, September 25. The society will receive funding for every shift filled and completed; we plan to use these funds to update the exhibits in our Castro museum. Please note that some shifts require on-line or in-person training.

Can you spare a few hours to have some fun with us at the fair while supporting queer history? Many different job functions are available. All volunteers will have access to Volunteer Headquarters area, featuring free food and drink, no-line Porta-Potties, free coat check, a shady lounge area, and free massages. Read more below and sign up for the shift of your choice. But hurry, because the most desirable shifts fill very quickly!


volunteersWe 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.


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.

Main office

Volunteers assist with data entry, mailings, creating documentation and other office tasks that are vital to keeping the museum and archives running.

Special events

Volunteers help at programs such as panel discussions and exhibit openings at the museum. Volunteers also support fundraising events, including our annual gala.


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