Volunteers, like you, are essential to the Elling Eide Center because you make it possible for us to offer our tours, special events, and programs. We could not do what we do without your generous investment of time, energy, and dedication to the center’s mission.

If you’re interested in being part of our team and are interested in serving our visitors who include local residents, tourists, students, as well as national and international scholars and researchers, please email our CEO, Mr. Harold Mitchell, at hmitchell@ellingoeide.org. 

Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Groundskeeping/Gardening Support
    We are seeking individuals who have experience with landscaping, property management, environmental and historic preservation, or gardening, to work with our groundskeeping staff.
  • Event Support
               We are seeking individuals to help with tasks such as parking, greeting visitors, ushering guests, and guiding visitors during events at the Elling Eide Center.
  • Docent/Tour Guide
               We are seeking experienced docents who have backgrounds in biology, wildlife, horticulture, art and art history, and Asian studies, or past work experience in state parks, nature preserves, or museums, to lead tours of the property and library.
  • Administrative Support
               We are seeking individuals who are detail oriented, have excellent computer skills, and experience working in a busy office environment for data entry, special projects, website and social media development, and general staff support.
  • Library/Research Support
                We are seeking volunteers who are detail oriented, have excellent computer skills, and experience working with a library collection for special projects supporting the librarian and research director. We are especially interested in individuals who have some Chinese language background or a subject area specialization such as Chinese history, literature, art, religion, or culture.