Volunteer

All JAHA programs and events need volunteers.

The Johnstown Area Heritage Association is looking for talented individuals to help us present our programs, special events, and host visitors at our museums. Listed below are some of the different ways you can volunteer with JAHA.

Become an Intern

Internships are available in several different areas! Complete details can be downloaded here.

  • Archival museum collections and processing
  • History education
  • Exhibitions planning
  • Digital projects
  • Development and public relations

Become a Museum Docent (tour guide)

  • Educate guests in our regional history by guiding them through our facilities with individual lessons and stories
  • Use your own creative skills to develop informative and captivating presentations
  • Facilitate visitor interaction with the exhibits

Create/facilitate educational programming:

  • Assist with fieldtrips by providing educational lessons for groups
  • Help staff with school fieldtrips

Work behind the scenes at JAHA

  • Assist museum staff in administrative projects
  • Help our staff in the archives and special collections

Help us with many of our museum events

  • Our museum offers a wide variety of special events which include: children’s programs, birthdays, holiday themed activities, concerts, film presentations, and others
  • We need your help in planning, staffing and facilitating these programs and events

Incentives for Volunteering

  • Free museum passes for every 20 hours of volunteer work
  • Discounts in our gift shop
  • Special appreciation breakfasts or luncheons
  • Opportunity to meet people and develop new friendships
  • Gain new leadership skills
  • Develop effective communication/people skills

Volunteering with JAHA will not only provide you with a creative outlet to showcase your talents, but will also give the opportunity for you to teach others about the importance of local heritage. For interest in our programs please fill out this downloadable application, or contact Melody Tisinger at (814) 539-1889 ext. 315.