Get Involved as CCHS' New Lead Volunteer

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

CCHS Volunteer President

Make a difference in your community by volunteering in a leadership role with an energized, collegial, dedicated group of loyal volunteers with an organization that has been celebrating the significance of Chester County for 125 years: the Chester County Historical Society! The Volunteers President coordinates key aspects of support, creativity and vitality that enable CCHS to succeed as one of the county’s great educational and preservation organizations.

General Responsibilities:

  • Administers all aspects of CCHS Volunteer Office at CCHS. Includes working with CCHS staff to identify needs; processing applications; recruiting and interviewing potential volunteers; maintaining and recording monthly volunteer hours; maintaining and updating volunteer files; communicating, motivating and retaining current CCHS volunteers.
  • Trains CHS volunteers by standards and committees governed by the CCHS Volunteer Organization Handbook (November 2015) to support the CCHS mission
  • Attends CCHS staff meetings; attends most CCHS special events
  • Develops and assists with fundraising opportunities to support the Volunteer organization and the CCHS mission
  • Serving leader of the Volunteers Corps, has a unique view of the institution as a voting member of the CCHS Board of Trustees with full Board responsibilities


  • Self-motivated; team oriented; good communication; careful leadership, and enjoys working with people of all ages. 
  • Office skills including basic computer skills of Word, Excel and Outlook; well organized; attentive to file and record-keeping
  • Interest in history, education and the Chester County community is preferred.
  • Ability to be on CCHS Security Call list is a plus

Closes December 4, 2017.

  • a cover letter (no more than two pages), explaining your applicable skills and what interests you about this volunteer position
  • three references (we will not contact without asking you)
  • brief resume including details of education and work history