Estero Historical Society is a non-profit organization that depends entirely on volunteers to accomplish it’s work. Please indicate which effort best suits you.
High school and college students can earn service hours. Check with your school for any pre-approval requirements or necessary forms.
Available Volunteer Positions
The Archivist-Librarian performs a variety of professional tasks involving the acquisition, accession, organization, and preservation of Historical Society archival and library materials; ensures their accessibility to the public; and performs research in support of Historical Society operations.
Copywriter / Editor
The Historical Society is looking for a Copywriter/Editor. The position reports to the Communications Director, and works closely with Marketing, Education, Exhibits and Institutional Advancement to review materials and contribute copy where necessary.
Docents develop and implement history based experiences, including tours, in the Estero Historical Society’s (EHS) cottage and schoolhouse that are social, participatory, playful, multisensory, and personally relevant to tour participants.
- Experience in education, public speaking, area history is appreciated, but not required.
- Be a welcoming, inclusive, and professional representative of the Historical Society and member of the docent community.
- Welcome, reflect upon, and adapt tours based on feedback received from visitors, peers, and staff as appropriate.
- Be a welcoming, inclusive, and professional representative of the Historical Society.
Has a desire to document the history of Estero. Examples include research and document a 25-year history of the Society, 1999-2024, to produce a book; research and document Estero are residents in service to their country during WWI, WWII; document the history of the historic houses in Estero.
Work with the education chair on essay contests in area middle and elementary schools. Contact area schools’ teachers and career counselors. Be a judge for these essay contests. Reach out to donors to sponsor these essay contests. Help spread the word for the high school essay contests and scholarships. Judge the high school essays.