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Volunteer/Internship Opportunities


As the saying goes, we would be history without volunteers! The History Center’s wonderful corps of volunteers forms the backbone of our organization in so many ways, from assisting with event setup and helping with mailings to scanning photographs and writing history feature articles.

Volunteer hours at the History Center may take place Tuesday-Friday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., on Saturday/Sunday between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., or at special events.

Availability of volunteer projects may vary. Training by the museum staff is provided where needed. We are happy to work with high school students looking for service hours.

Current volunteer projects include (but are not limited to) serving as an exhibit greeter, scanning photographs, filing newspaper clippings and other materials in the research files, transcribing oral history interviews, and data entry for our online telephone directory databases.

If you are interested in volunteering,

  1. Fill out our Volunteer Application
  2. Contact the History Center staff by email or by calling 847-234-5253.


Leslie T. Chapman Museum Internship

The Leslie T. Chapman Museum Internship was established in honor of Leslie Chapman, Lake Forest College ’79, who passed away in 2014. She provided immeasurable leadership and dedicated service to both the Historical Society, as Treasurer for 12 years, and to Lake Forest College, as the Vice President of Business Affairs and Treasurer for 22 years. 

This paid internship is available to Lake Forest College students with an interest in history or the museum field. 

This internship will be next available in Fall 2019.

Contact Curator Laurie Stein with any questions.