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Volunteer Opportunities

We are looking for volunteers of all ages who would like to get involved with our organization that has been a part of the Akron community since 1924. SCHS is looking specifically for people who have an interest in any of the following:

  • Walk & Talk: Become a tour guide and join us in taking special groups, school groups and the general public through Perkins Stone Mansion and John Brown House. (Guide training is required).
  • Walk, Talk & Fly: Guides are needed for learning the Skywalk Tour around downtown Akron.
  • Dig It: Garden aficionados... bring us your skills and help our flower beds and grounds shine.
  • Say Project Please: Interested in volunteering and are project minded? Work with us to complete various projects. A variety abounds!
  • Office Opulence: Office excellence is always greatly needed. Organize, file and clear your way to our undying gratitude.
  • The 3 R's: Research, research, research!
  • Down & Dirty: Like to clean? Come clean with us. SCHS offices are always in need of a touch-up.
  • Labor Leader: Exhibits come and they go but not without some physical labor. Help us create and construct exhibits.
  • Lock It Up: At the Akron History Exhibit at Lock 3 volunteers are needed to staff the museum and have an absolutely great time.
  • Special Events: Volunteers are always needed for special events, station a room in the Mansion, help in the parking lot, play vintage games, etc.
  • Computer Me Please: Have special computer skills? Help!

Volunteer Want Ad

If you are interested in participating in any of these positions, please contact us at 330.535.1120, or email our volunteer coordinator Gayle Glanville at with your name, address, phone number, and area of interest, or complete the Volunteer Application.