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Western Springs Historical Society

Western Springs Historical Society Student Volunteer Opportunities

Interested students should send an email to with your name and LTHS Volunteer Request in the subject of the email. Please include what project you might be interested in in the body of the email.

Our hands-on work can be done on Tuesday or Saturday mornings or getting involved for special events. We also have jobs that can be done remotely. Here are some options.

Tower Museum: Saturday 10:AM-Noon
--Docent for Children’s Museum

Slide Scanning @ Thomas Ford Library:
--This project is coordinated between Archive and the volunteer where slides are picked up anddropped off for each 2-hour scanning session.

Transcribing remotely:
--Creating digital copies of archived documents by re-typing.
--Proofreading other transcribing work.

Content Creation:
--Documenting current events such as the Canadian Fires.

Special Events:
--House Walk Volunteer May 19th
--Storage Organization- Weekends

Archive: Tuesday 9:00AM-Noon
--Scanning & Research

Ekdahl House Museum Caretaker

-- Weekly visits to the site to secure the grounds are tidy.

-- Monthly visits to clean windows and outdoor display signage

-- Ongoing snow and ice removal as needed