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We rely on all kinds of volunteer support. Volunteers contribute and enjoy working in areas of public programming, marketing, curatorial, library, education, visitor services and maintenance of our buildings and grounds.

Why volunteer?

  • Share your talents and skills.

  • Fulfill community service or service learning.

  • Use volunteering as a resume builder.

  • Stay active and make new friends during retirement.

  • Learn and tell the stories of Dunn County.


What do volunteers do?

  • Library and Archival (scanning, filing and cataloging documents and photographs).

  • Curatorial (preservation, moving, cleaning, categorizing artifacts, database work).

  • Education (school tours, developing games, interactives and standards-based content)

  • Exhibits (design, fabrication).

  • Maintenance.

  • Building and Grounds (lawn/gardens).

  • Marketing (writing, photography, distribution).

  • Public Programming (helping with events and programs for adults and children).

  • Shop and Fabrication (moving heavy items, cabinetry, metalwork, painting, other).

  • Visitor Services (front desk/museum store).


Who can volunteer?

Youth groups and clubs, high school and university students, families, working and retired folks.


How much of a commitment is required?

Active volunteers are needed on a regular basis as well as a pool of helpers we can call for back-up and occasional help. Work tasks are scheduled based on our needs and around individual interests and skills. Some assignments are ongoing and others are scheduled one-time or short term.


If you'd like to volunteer, download, print and complete the form below and mail it to:


Dunn County Historical Society

PO Box 437

Menomonie, WI 54751


Internships are available and adaptable to areas of study. If you'd like to volunteer or inquire about an internship, contact us at 715-232-8685 or apply via the application.

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