We could not be what we are or accomplish what we do without our volunteers. Join us in pursuing our mission to preserve and promote the arts, history, and culture of Portsmouth and the Seacoast.
For more information, please fill out the form below, and Mark Ankarberg, our volunteer coordinator, will be in touch!
Visitor Information Specialists
These volunteers play a vital role in welcoming our visitors and providing the necessary information to make each visitor’s experience enriching. Visitor Information Specialists act as greeters and provide information about Portsmouth Historical Society, our programs, and about Portsmouth as a whole. You will need a deep familiarity with Portsmouth including the arts, theaters, historic houses, and local history.
Gallery docents are an important part of making each visitor’s experience at Portsmouth Historical Society special. These volunteers have an in-depth knowledge of current exhibitions and answer visitors’ questions. Portsmouth Historical Society docents are local history enthusiasts who have a deep familiarity with cultural Portsmouth as well as our programs and membership.
We are looking for volunteers to assist with the planning, preparation, and hosting of events, receptions, and symposiums at Portsmouth Historical Society. We have several parties and events every year and could always use an extra pair of hands.
Hands-on Project Team Members
Assist with facility and operations projects at the Discover Portsmouth Welcome Center and the John Paul Jones house. This can include painting, gardening & yard work, minor repairs, light carpentry work, and general upkeep. These positions are project based and very rewarding!