Volunteer Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in the Ridgefield Historical Society!

Volunteers make a vital contribution to the success of RHS, and we invite you to join our team! There are many exciting ways for you to participate, either on an ongoing basis or for specific events. If you have a special interest not listed below, please feel free to discuss it with us by calling 203-438-5821 or emailing info@ridgefieldhistoricalsociety.org. Training will be provided for each position.

Marketing & Communications Assistant: Help us get the word out about Ridgefield’s best kept secret! We are looking for savvy individuals who can help create robust website, press release, social media, and eblast content and partner with us on getting RHS in the news and more visible in the community.

Development & Fundraising: As a nonprofit organization, RHS receives no funding from the Town of Ridgefield and relies on its members, donors, and funders for its survival. Brainstorm with us to find new ways to engage constituents and identify future supporters.

Special Event Volunteers: Have a couple of hours every once in a while? RHS is committed to raising its profile in the community and seeks volunteers to assist at lectures, open houses, town-wide initiatives, and exhibit openings.

Scott House Tour Guide/Office Assistant:  Join us for a day in the office—interacting with the public, answering phones, and doing light administrative work during our hours of operation: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 1 to 5 pm.

Buildings & Grounds Assistant: Seeking outdoor and historic home enthusiasts who don’t mind getting their hands dirty—landscaping, removing debris, and fixing whatever arises! Work with our Buildings & Grounds Committee to keep both the Scott House and the Peter Parley Schoolhouse looking their best!

Docents at the Peter Parley Schoolhouse: Meet and greet the public, give tours, and assist with educational initiatives at the Schoolhouse, open May through October on the last Sunday of the month from 1 to 4 pm.

Archival Assistant: Work under the guidance of the Archives Committee to learn how to digitize and catalogue historic images and ephemera for our climate-controlled archive, preserving them for future generations.