Benefits

Volunteers get the satisfaction of knowing they are making a substantial and invaluable contribution to preserving a vital piece of Olmsted County history as well as acting as custodians of Rochester’s local heritage. In addition, the work of HCOC helps to safeguard the strength of the community by preserving the community’s collective memory. If you are a newcomer to the area, volunteering is a great way to learn about the area and meet great people.

By becoming a volunteer at the History Center of Olmsted County, you can:

  • Share your love of history
  • Know you are actively helping to save county history
  • Learn new skills and meet new people
  • Receive training from experts in the history and museum fields
  • Participate in special workshops and programs
  • Receive a 20% discount in the Museum Shop
  • Attend HCOC programs for free or reduced admission

Click here to learn how to volunteer with us.