Shaker Historical Society

We inspire people to engage in and celebrate the Shaker Heights story and its impact on the region… past, present, and future.


You can call us at 216-921-1201 to discuss what interests you, or fill out the Volunteer rRequest form below! All ages and abilities are welcome. We are sure that we can find the right project for you!

Do you like history? Do you like teaching and learning yourself? Enjoy organizing papers and photographs? Can you scan? Volunteering with the Shaker Historical Society could be just the project for you! If you are available at least 10 hours a month, we can set you on a course of adventure, which will help us a lot!

We value our volunteers, and we have many types of volunteers who help us with a number of activities and projects! Some you can even do at home to help us! Don't worry. We will train you!


We could use your help to prepare for and to present education programming for our local schools! Many third graders come here to discover their local history. We have the programs, the handouts and the powerpoint presentations...we could use some help preparing the paperwork and presenting various activities to kids when they come here! Are you in? 


Volunteer to SHARE NEWSPAPER & MAGAZINE ARTICLES with us to ensure we are adding current information to our archives! Clip them at home and send them to us!


Volunteer to GARDEN! We need help with Spring and Autumn clean up... and mulching. 


Volunteer to PHOTOGRAPH OR RECORD OUR PROGRAMS! Sometimes it is hard for staff to present a program or a lecture AND document it at the same time! If you are handy with a camera... we would love your help to photograph our events and activities in Shaker Heights!


Volunteer as a DOCENT! We need your help to ensure that visitors from around the world enjoy their experience here in Cleveland! Can you help us provide a warm welcome? Can you give visitors an introduction and layout of the museum and art gallery? Are you available at least 3 hours a month? THEN YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES to be a docent! Bring a friend and do it together! 


Volunteer to EARN GRACIOUS GARDENS TOUR TICKETS! Every Father's Day we need help checking tickets at 7-8 gardens around Shaker Heights. Interested? Contact Stacy Hunter or call 216-921-1201. Thanks to the generosity of the Mary Alice Horner Volunteer Award Fund, one special volunteer is awarded a Shakers ticket to the Movers and Shakers event every autumn!