Become a Volunteer

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.

We are looking for people who have a few hours to spare, whether it’s once a season or once a week—from high-schoolers looking to fulfill their volunteering requirements, to retirees eager to be active in the community.

For more information, please fill out the form below, and a staff member will be in touch!

Local Experts & Greeters

Local Experts act as greeters and provide information about Portsmouth Historical Society, our programs, and about Portsmouth as a whole. We’ll help you keep up-to-date on what’s happening in Portsmouth, but having a good knowledge of the area’s cultural destinations, hot spots to eat, and museums & historic houses is important.

Gallery Docents

Gallery docents are an important part of making each visitor’s experience at Portsmouth Historical Society special. We provide training for current exhibitions so docents can answer visitors’ questions about the art on display and the programs that the Society has to offer.

Photo by Raya on Assignment

Event Volunteers

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 Help

If you’re not interested in interacting with the general public, we’ve always got some behind-the-scenes work where we could use a hand! This can include office work, painting, gardening & yard work, light carpentry work, and general upkeep. These positions are project based and very rewarding!


Yes! I would like to volunteer!