723 S. Valley Way
Open Monday-Saturday 11am-6pm
907-746-7668

Volunteering

Become a Museum Volunteer

Two children eating ice cream in a historic photo from the Museum collection
Volunteer docents lead historic tours of the downtown Palmer area
Water Tower in Palmer, Alaska with Matanuska Peak and Lazy Mountain in the background, in autumn

Volunteer with the Collection

We are always on the lookout for volunteers to help identify, catalog, and provide museum care to our collection of historic photos and artifacts. Museum volunteers work directly with the curator and the collection downstairs. You’ll help us manage and protect Palmer’s history.

Become a Tour Leader

The museum is situated in Palmer’s historic district, and from June 1 to August 31, we offer tours Monday through Saturday at 1pm. Volunteer docents sign up to lead weekly tours, helping museum staff to share the story of our town’s with locals and visitors alike!

Board & Committee Volunteering

Do you have fundraising, event planning, collections, art, or other experience that could help the Museum with our mission? Share your skills as a board or committee member and support our work in the Valley community.

Volunteer Benefits

Registered museum volunteers who donate at least 5 hours of time per month receive a volunteer membership, which has all the benefits of a community membership:

  • You’ll be enrolled in the North American Reciprocal Museum Association (NARM), allowing free admission to over one thousand museums around the country
  • Receive first priority for tickets to museum events, such as the Palmer Wine Walk
  • Get a 10% discount in our gift shop

In addition, you’ll get an exclusive PMHA volunteer badge and a place on our list of honored members on the museum website and Palmer Visitor Guide.

Sign Up to Volunteer