Volunteer

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Our visitors want to hear about your Portsmouth frolics, forays and favorites! Here at Discover Portsmouth we orient new visitors and locals alike to the city’s thriving visual and performing arts, it’s cultural highlights and historic house museums. What makes us unique is YOU! Volunteers commit to at least 1 three-hour shift per week in our visitor information center. We are currently accepting applications for all shifts. History enthusiasts, artists, and energetic types are encouraged to come visit our facility.

Volunteer Opportunities


Visitor Information Specialist

These volunteers play a vital role in welcoming our visitors and providing the necessary information to make each visitor’s experience enriching. You will need to have a deep familiarity with cultural Portsmouth including the arts, theaters, historic houses and local history.

Gallery Docents
Gallery docents are a unique and important part of Discover Portsmouth helping to make each visitor’s experience to our visitor’s center and museum special. Docents proactively welcome visitors and provide information about Discover Portsmouth. These volunteers have an in depth knowledge of Discover Portsmouth’s current exhibit and are able to answer visitors’ questions. Discover Portsmouth docents are local history enthusiasts who have a deep familiarity with cultural Portsmouth as well as our programs and membership.

Event Coordinators
We are looking for volunteers to assist with the planning and preparation of events, openings and symposiums at Discover Portsmouth. We have several parties and events already scheduled.

Hands-On Project Team
Help assist with facility and operations projects at Discover Portsmouth and the John Paul Jones house. To include: painting, yard work, minor repairs, light carpentry work and general upkeep. These positions are project based and very rewarding!

For more information, contact Erika Beer, Volunteer Coordinator, at erika@portsmouthhistory.org