“There will always be a frontier where there is an open mind… and a willing hand.”
Charles F. Kettering

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the Southwest Seattle Historical Society!

Volunteering can bring you a whole new LIFE.

New Volunteer Form

To get started, fill in this form:  Volunteer Application

Volunteer Hours Tracking

Log your hours (scroll down) or E-mail your hours and what category to volunteer@loghousemuseum.org.

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Museum docent: Come greet visitors to our museum! Our open hours are 12-4 p.m. Thursday-Sunday. Docents typically volunteer for a two-hour shift at least once a month. We have a particular need for weekend docents.
  • Event support: We host a variety of events and activities throughout the year, and we need volunteers to help plan, promote and staff our events to make sure they run smoothly.
  • Gala Committee: If you have experience in event planning or fundraising, our Champagne Brunch Gala committee would love to have your input for our once a year huge fundraising event
  • Tour Guide: Every year, we give walking and museum tours to hundreds of school-aged children, We are looking for volunteers to lead tour groups of elementary age children with 10-20 children per group.
  • Videography: We film most of our events and speakers, and we’d love to have help with both filming and editing.
  • Native Plants garden: Join our garden crew! Help us to continue restoring the Log House Museum’s native plant garden.
  • Integrated Pest Manager: In order to preserve our historic building, we need to understand the bugs who visit us. We’re looking for a volunteer to keep a bug log for our museum. This is a great opportunity for an entomologist, or anyone who is interested in bugs.

To learn more about specific opportunities, call us at 206-938-5293 or email volunteer@loghousemuseum.org.


SWSHS requires proof of vaccination (or a negative test within 72 hours) for all visitors to the Log House Museum who are 12 years and older. This requirement is in compliance with King County’s mandate. Face coverings are still required in the Log House Museum for all visitors age 5 and older regardless of vaccination status.