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Our Volunteers

The Strength of Our Society!



Volunteers are vital to the success of the Ocean County Historical Society.   They conduct research in the library, assist with visitors, guide tours, install exhibits, catalog records and archives, work with collections, and help with various administrative duties.   Volunteer placement is based on interests, skills, life experiences as well as the needs of the Society.  Volunteers bring energy and life to the Society through the time they donate.

We need you.  Whatever you do, whatever your skills, whatever you enjoy, you can make a difference with the Society.  Here are some examples of volunteer opportunities:

Education:  Be a docent/tour guide by leading visitors, including school groups,

around the museum and sharing both our permanent and temporary exhibits.

Research Center:  Improve access to and preservation of historical documents; edit and update records in the digitized catalog; maintain and document collections of printed materials and photographs; create titles for manuscript collections; respond to research and genealogy inquiries.

Museum/Collections:  Research objects in the Society’s museum collection; assist with exhibition research and mounting of exhibits; respond to inquiries about the collection; assist with cataloguing the inventory of artifacts.

Imaging:  Assist with the cataloging of photographs and reproductions of collection materials.

Public Relations and Marketing: Assist with mailings to members and donors, assist with calendar updates to the media; assist with press releases for public relations related projects.

Gardens & Grounds:  Assist in maintaining the Society’s Victorian gardens and grounds by planting, mulching, fertilizing, watering, weeding, and deadheading.

Administrative:  Meeting and greeting visitors; answering the telephone; assisting with filing, organizing supplies, preparing mailings, taking photographs

Publications  Writing, editing, and publishing works relevant to the history of Ocean County.

Development:   Assist with fundraising activities including grantwriting.

So, you see, there are a variety of volunteer experiences for you at the Ocean County Historical Society.   Volunteers are essential to the Society, its museum, and its research center.   Your experience should be as enjoyable for you as it is valuable to the Society.

Become a volunteer at the Ocean County Historical Society.  How?   Request an application by calling: 732-341-1880 or emailing:   You can also download a form directly from this web page and then submit the completed form online to the Society.

We welcome your interest and help.


To download and print a Volunteer Application so that you may begin to help at OCHS Click Here!