There are opportunities to volunteer at the Northbrook Historical Society in the following ways. Contact us for more information.

Buildings and Grounds

  • General Maintenance as needed
  • Event set-up/take-down
  • Weeding and trimming

Computer Work and Clerical

  • Document scanning
  • Photo scanning
  • Data Entry
  • Transcription of Historic Documents

Communications and Social Media

  • Write and help produce Newsletters
  • Research and write news articles for local publications
  • Create and publish Website and Facebook up-dates
  • Provide informative articles
  • Assist with mailings

Archives and Collections

  • Record, Photograph, Sort and Organize donations
  • Record donations in computerized database

Display Planning

  • Assist with Museum / Heritage Center display ideas; research, source, design and setup


  • Assist with researching historical requests


  • Museum Docent
  • Heritage Center Docent

Event Planning and Staffing

  • Brainstorming Ideas for new events; community interest. fund-raising
  • Add to/improve current events
  • Shermerfest
  • Planning Meetings
  • Entertainment ideas and source
  • Distribute and retrieve ground signs and posters
  • Grounds set-up
  • Grounds clean-up
  • Museum Docent
  • Staff events as needed
  • Farmers Market
  • Northbrook Birthday
  • Northbrook Days Popcorn Wagon
  • Shermer Stories
  • Annual meeting and dinner
  • Photograph events

Children’s Program

  • Learn, assist, present
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