Do you like to tell stories? To explore history? To renovate and maintain historic structures? Issaquah History Museums welcomes you! Our organization relies on a community of people like you to operate its museums, maintain its exhibits, digitize its collections, and run its programs. Volunteer opportunities include diverse positions such as leading history hikes, holding story hours for children, docenting at the museums, and leading custom tours.


  • Receive free general admission to the museum for you and your guests.
  • Enjoy discounts in the gift shops.
  • Receive “Squak Talk,” the inside scoop on volunteer news.
  • Participate in volunteer-only field trips and events.
  • Develop expertise in local history.
  • Get to know a fun and diverse group of people who love Issaquah!
  • Fill out the form below or contact Issaquah History Museums at 425/392-3500.
  • Fill out a volunteer application and receive a background check.
  • Talk with museum staff to determine which opportunities best suite your interests.
  • Attend occasional trainings to develop your skills!

I would love to volunteer!


IHM Docent welcoming visitors at the Issaquah Depot Museum

Volunteer Position: Docent

The Issaquah History Museums are seeking docents to assist with the upcoming busy season! Docents at the Issaquah Depot Museum and the Gilman Town Hall Museums act as hosts and representatives of the museums, and provide a personal connection to the museum experience. Docents welcome visitors, answer basic questions, sell trolley tickets and gift shop items, and open and secure the building.


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