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Become involved in your local community. Volunteering at the Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center is an opportunity to meet new people, share your love of local history, arts and culture, and learn what's happening in your backyard. Over 100 volunteers serve the Schwenkfelder Library in a variety of capacities. Our deep gratitude is expressed to all of our volunteers during our annual Volunteer Breakfast, prepared and served to all of our volunteers by the SLHC staff.

The Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center encourages individuals, college and high school students, and community service organizations to volunteer!

Administrative Support

Position: Front Desk Receptionist

Our volunteer front desk receptionists greet all incoming visitors and provides general information to the public in person and over the phone; provide customer service and retail sales to visitors in gift shop; maintain brochure racks. Scheduling is very flexible.

Position: Mailing Assistant

Prefer infrequent volunteer hours but enjoy light office work? We need help to address and stuff envelopes for our newsletter, Annual Campaign, and other mailing projects.

Contact Beth Twiss Houting, Director to learn more.
Call: 215–679–3103 or email

Archive & Library

Positions: Archive and Library Assistant

Work behind the scenes with our Archivist and Associate Director of Research! The Archive and Library Assistants may assist with database entry, filing, scanning, and shelving books and archive materials. They may also assist library patrons by greeting them and answering general genealogical and local research questions.

Are you interested in genealogy? Archive and Library volunteers may also work with members of the Exile Society to maintain the Exile Society Genealogical Record Update files. These files are maintained by volunteers to keep records of the descendants of the first Schwenkfelder immigrants as current as possible.

Contact Hunt Schenkel, Archivist to learn more.
Call: 215–679–3103 or email


Positions: Curatorial Assistants

Enjoy folk art and textiles? Work behind the scenes with our Curator of Collections, Candace Perry, to maintain records and accession records to the collections. Volunteers help create indexes of the collections and may be involved in setting up and taking down exhibitions. Light clerical work, cleaning and/or light lifting may be required.

Contact Candace Perry, Curator of Collections, to learn more.
Call: 215–679–3103 or email


Positions: Education Programs Assistant

Enjoy working with children and adults? Our Education Program Assistants help our Museum Educator, Alyssa McQuirns, to monitor classroom and gallery activities, assist in light clerical work, and maintain classroom supplies. Education volunteers may also volunteer on a project basis.

College and High School Students:
Volunteers enrolled in a college or university may apply for an internship to develop lesson plans, teach classes and assist in developing online programming. High school volunteers may fulfill community service hours by working as an education volunteer.
If you are interested, please contact our Museum Educator, Alyssa McQuirns.

Contact Alyssa McQuirns, Museum Educator to learn more.
Call: 215–679–3103 or email

Please note volunteers may be asked for a current child abuse clearance and state police background check.