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Volunteer Opportunities

The Historical Society of the Somerset Hills (THSSH) has no paid staff. By contributing their talents to help with our programs and projects, scores of local volunteers, from high school students to retirees keep THSSH operating.

Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy. When you volunteer, you vote every day about the kind of community you want to live in.

Raise Your Hand...Volunteer!

Volunteering is easy!
The only requirements are compassion, an open mind, a positive attitude, and a willingness to do whatever is needed.  Training will be provided! Volunteer hours are flexible.  Most volunteer opportunities require only a limited time commitment.

Volunteering is beneficial!
Studies show that volunteering:

  • Helps you stay physically and mentally HEALTHY
  • Provides a rewarding ESCAPE from your day-to-day routine
  • CONNECTS you with the local community
  • Enables you to LEARN new skills and achieve personal GROWTH
  • Offers unique OPPORTUNITIES regardless of previous experience or education
  • Provides a fulfilling sense of ACHIEVEMENT

Volunteering is fun!
One of the best ways to make new friends and strengthen existing personal relationships is to commit to a shared enjoyable activity together.  Many volunteers make lifelong friendships.

Volunteer Opportunities

Take a look inside the Volunteer Opportunities booklet to learn about each of the volunteer opportunities at The Historical Society of the Somerset Hills (THSSH).

Click the Booklet for details.

To apply for a Volunteer position, please call 908-221-1770, or drop us an email to let us know where you’d like to volunteer and we’ll be in touch.

Young Historians

We have a great volunteer program for local teens as part of our Young Historians program.

Jobs & Internships

Currently THSSH has no open staff positions.
Currently THSSH has no open internships.  Check back for future opportunities.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Historical Society of the Somerset Hills has a small staff and the mission is challenging. Because we preserve and interpret more than 200 years of history, the task is far more manageable (and fun!) with the involvement and support of community members.

We want your volunteer experience to be as rewarding to you as it is for the Society. Training is provided for all volunteer positions.

The amount of time you volunteer depends upon the type of position you choose, as well as the time you have available. For example, Archives & Research volunteers may be called on once a month, while Bookstore or Hospitality volunteers are needed only a couple of times a year.  Still others are ongoing but have flexible hours that suit your schedule, such as Clerical, or Gardens & Grounds.

All of our volunteers receive our newsletter, invitations to all events, and discounts on tours and the Museum store. You can also expect to meet interesting people and learn more about our the history of the Somerset Hills.

To apply for a Volunteer position, please call 908-221-1770, or drop us an email to let us know where you’d like to volunteer and we’ll be in touch.


November 6, 2022
at Upton Pyne Estate, Bernardsville
"How The Somerset Hills Became The Somerset Hills"