Volunteer for SCHS

blue-icon-HELP-web2There are many opportunities to volunteer with the Scott County Historical Society. Become a volunteer and help us search, save and share the history and cultural heritage of Scott County!

 Available Volunteer Positions

  • Administrative and Front Desk Volunteer
  • Museum and Stans House Docent
  • Offsite Tour Guide (for cemetery tours, bus tours, etc.)
  • Stans Garden Volunteer
  • Research Library Volunteer
  • Events and Programs Volunteer

No experience necessary. Training  provided. To apply, please download and complete our Volunteer Application form. For more information, please contact Stephanie at 952.445.0378 or send her an email.


The SCHS offers an intensive hands-on internship program to college students to gain practical experience in a local history museum. Interns must be either undergraduate or graduate students with some background or interest in history, museum studies and/or education. Applicants should be enthusiastic and creative, and have strong written and oral communication skills. Interning at SCHS will give students a great introduction to the field of local history and non-profit work, and it will help build contacts and personal interests.

Internships are unpaid; the hours are flexible. SCHS has experience working with students who wish to receive school credit for their internship experience. It is the student’s responsibility to arrange for credit with their school/professor.

Summer Internships: Each year the SCHS seeks summer interns in exhibit development, education and administration to assist in a number of museum projects.  These unpaid internships run approximately 12 weeks (May-August), with flexible hours.



Duties include creating and installing two off-site exhibits, and assisting with the redesign of the Stans Government Gallery and Stans African Gallery.


Duties include cataloguing portions of the collection, assisting with rehousing portions of the collection, and completing a rolling inventory of portions of the collection.


Duties include delivering Scott County Historical Society programs to the public, including children’s craft workshops, biking and walking tours, and our annual Family Day event. The Public Programs intern is also responsible for preparing program materials and spaces, and assisting with program research, development, and evaluation.


Duties include helping the Executive Director with development and grants; specifically, prospect and grant research, contact lists, targeted mailings, and data input.

School-Year and January-Term Internships: Internships are available. Contact SCHS to discuss opportunities.

To Apply for an Internship:
Send your resume, letter of interest and two references via email, or mail to:

Kathleen Klehr
Executive Director
Scott County Historical Society
235 Fuller Street S.
Shakopee, MN 55379

Other Volunteer Opportunities

  • Sewing – We need “American Girl” doll clothes to be used prizes for our Spring Girl’s Tea.
  • Garden – We need help in the Stans Garden (spring planting, summer maintenance or preparing for fall and winter).
  • Research Library – Assist visitors, complete research look-up requests, maintain indexes and more.
  • Writer – Have fun researching and writing on historical topics for publication in SCHS newsletter and the Scott County SCENE
  • Kids Kraft – Our program manager needs assistance with crafts and a story readers (last Saturday of each month October  – April, except December).

Volunteer Application Form

Please fill out our Volunteer Application form, and submit via email, or mail to:

Scott County Historical Society
Attn: Stephanie Herrick
235 Fuller Street South
Shakopee, MN 55379

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the SCHS!