Our volunteers share an appreciation for history and support the museum’s mission, vision and core values. They can play a vital role in the experience that visitors have as they explore our exhibits and displays. We are always looking for enthusiastic people to help us as we strive to educate visitors, celebrate the past and inspire future generations of local history enthusiasts. We are dedicated to making your volunteer experience enjoyable by providing many opportunities to learn more about Central Oregon history.

Some areas our volunteers can choose to help out in include:

Collection Care:

  • Basic Preservation
  • Museum Software Data Entry
  • Organization of Collection
  • Photographing Collection
  • Research
  • Developing Displays

Research Library:

  • Cataloging/Indexing
  • Computer Data Entry
  • Family History Research
  • General History Research

Special Projects:

  • Greeter/Gift Shop Attendant
  • Living History Interpretation

Program Development

  • Promotion Activities
  • Tour Guide
  • Working with School Children


  • Carpentry
  • Restoration
  • Painting

Volunteer Interest Survey - Application

Mail the completed form to: Bowman Museum, 246 North Main Street, Prineville, Oregon 97754

Or return it by email to us HERE