Notice: During the temporary closure of the museum, on-site volunteer opportunities may be limited. Contact us for information on how you can still volunteer while staying safe and healthy
Maintaining and interpreting our history at Bigelow House Museum is a community effort! There are many ways you can help. All training and support provided!
Docents – Tour Guides
We always need new volunteers to provide guided tours of the house, gardens, and Bigelow Spring park. View the inspiring video below, featuring Thurston County Commissioner and Bigelow House docent Sandra Romero, if you would like more information about the Bigelow House and on what’s involved in becoming a docent.
As a private non-profit, major funding for Bigelow House is maintained through our annual membership drive. A great opportunity to gain hands-on experience in database management and direct-mail fundraising.
Gardening and Maintenance
Volunteers gather at the Bigelow House at 9:00am on the first Saturday of each month to tend the flowerbeds— including perennials and roses, fruit trees, and evergreens. We also make small repairs, paint, and perform other tasks as needed. Please notify us in advance if you plan to attend as our schedule sometimes varies.