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Volunteer Information

Our volunteers’ time and talent are vital to the success of the Franklin County Historical Society - Kittochtinny.


Volunteers assist with visitors coming for tours, helping visitors conduct research in the library, catalog records and archives, and help with general administrative duties throughout the society’s various areas.

Placement of volunteers is determined based on the volunteer’s interest, skills, and life experiences as well as the needs of the institution. FCHS-K volunteers bring life and energy to supporting the work of our staff through the time they donate.

Recruiting for docents now!

Volunteer Opportunities


  • Archives Assistant - help patrons conduct research

Gift Shop

  • Organize and display gift merchandise

  • Inventory gift shop items 

  • Maintain stock in gift shop

Marketing and Public Relations

  • Assist with mailings to FCHS-K members and donors

  • Assist with press releases, writings, etc. for public relations related projects


  • In addition to the above mentioned volunteer opportunities, we often need administrative help at FCHS-K. Administrative support positions include filing, organizing, housekeeping of historical documents and books

Note: The environment at the Old Jail consists of steps up to the second floor and also down into the dungeon area if you are applying for a docent volunteer position.

Phone: 717-264-1667

175 E King Street

Chambersburg, PA 17201

Genealogy Library Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10 AM - 4 PM

Old Jail & John Brown House Museum Tours:

Tuesday-Saturday 10 AM - 3 PM

John Brown House tours check in at the Old Jail

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