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BHC will be closed for Memorial Day on Saturday, May 25th

940 Centre Ave, Reading, PA 19601 | (610) 375-4375 
Hours: Wednesday – Saturday 9am – 3pm

940 Centre Ave, Reading, PA 19601
(610) 375-4375 
Hours: Wednesday – Saturday 9am – 3pm


JOIN US as keepers of Berks County’s history!

Volunteers are central to the Berks History Center’s mission. They serve as stewards of our collections, exhibits and archives. Whether providing front-line visitor services or completing behind-the-scenes projects, our volunteers are vital in enhancing our patron’s experience.

Our volunteer family consists of students, stay-at-home parents, retirees, and other individuals with a wide range of backgrounds and experiences. Individuals will be provided with on-the-job training in their chosen department, and we welcome those with an interest in working in other departments. 

Besides learning new skills, meeting new people, and learning interesting things, you will be helping BHC staff preserve Berks County’s history. As a thank you, all volunteers receive free admission to the Berks History Center Museum and Research Library, a 10% discount for non-consignment items in the Museum Store, and invitations to special volunteer events.

The following Volunteer Opportunities are available at the Berks History Center:

Training will be provided and staff is always happy and eager to assist.  Please consider joining us today! 

Volunteer Requirements

Due to new laws passed by the Commonwealth, the Board of Trustees now requires the following in order to volunteer at the Berks History Center and Henry Janssen Library:

You MUST be 18 years or older

The following background checks must be performed and copies of certificates need to be on file (click for form + info):

Certificates must be presented on your first day of volunteering.