Docents and tour guides needed for Museum


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


2600 Center Street NESalem, OR 97301

The Museum of Mental Health is located in the historic Kirkbride building on the campus of the Oregon State Hospital.


Since opening in 2012, the OSH Museum of Mental Health has received over seventeen thousand visitors from all over the world. After four years of being open only three afternoons a week, beginning in March we will progress to being open five days a week.

This will help us accommodate more visitors and meet the demand for service on Wednesdays and Thursdays. To accomplish this, our dedicated corps of volunteers need your help. We will be hosting two trainings on Thursday March 9 th to orient prospective docents at the Museum. One session will take place from 2-4 p.m. and the second from 5:30-7:30.

If you are interested in volunteering or would like more information, please fill out a Volunteer Signup form at or call 971.599.1674.

Our volunteer coordinators will contact you with more information. Visitors Services involves interacting with guests while they are visiting the Museum. Training is provided so you can answer questions abut the exhibits, artifacts, and stories. Shifts in Visitor Services are a minimum of two hours but most are for four hours, usually in the afternoon.


  • People Skills
  • Mental Health
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Public Relations
  • General Education

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4 hours a month minimum
  • Spoken and written English, confidentiality, reliability, punctuality, professional appearance

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