Becoming a volunteer can be a great way to involve yourself in the community, learn something new, meet people with similar interests, or determine if a career in history or museums is right for you. 

Volunteers really make things happen here at the Hayward Area Historical Society and there are plenty of tasks for every interest and schedule. 

If you are interested in volunteering please review our Volunteer Opportunities section below and fill out the Volunteer Application. New volunteers are required to attend a Volunteer Orientation meeting; these meetings are held three times a year (February, May, and September) and we will let you know of the next when your application is confirmed.

Please direct questions to the Education department at (510) 581-0223 ext. 161 or education@haywardareahistory.org

Internship Opportunities

Internships with the Hayward Area Historical Society are available in the disciplines of: Collections, Development and Education. We accept undergraduate and graduate students in the following fields: art, art history, anthropology, business, history, liberal studies, library science, historic preservation, ethnic studies, museum studies or public history. There are a variety of projects and placements available, and we are flexible with schedules.

Please send your resume and a letter of interest to education@haywardareahistory.org. You will be contacted by a staff member.

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Cemetery Clean Ups
  • Community Outreach
  • Archives & Collections
  • McConaghy House Docent
  • Museum Greeter
  • Native Plant Garden Caretaker
  • Programs (Adult & Family)
  • School Tour Docent

Minimum age: 14 years

Current Volunteers

Thank you for all of your help and support; your time and dedication is greatly appreciated.  Please track your hours by logging in here.  Thank you!