Get Involved!

Volunteers are the key to the success of Historic Ithaca’s educational programs, advocacy efforts, and special events.  By joining Historic Ithaca as a volunteer, you can build new skills, work with a wonderful and diverse group of people, and help HI accomplish its important mission in our community. We’ll be happy to tailor your volunteer position to fit your skills and interests.
We’re currently seeking volunteers for the 2nd Annual Ithaca City Cemetery Sprint on Oct. 31, 2015. Volunteer opportunities for the event range from postering, set-up, registration, and clean-up.

We are always looking for people with repair and restoration skills to share – contact us if you’re interested in teaching lighting repair, hardware repair, plaster repair, decorative finishes, or any other skill to our job training program participants or as an instructor for a workshop offered to the general public.

We offer several ongoing volunteer positions to fit diverse interests and abilities, including:

  • Retail Associate
  • Online Store Associate
  • Newsletter and Marketing Associate
  • Library Associate
  • Advocacy Associate
  • Fundraising Associate
  • Neighborhood Tours Leader
  • Special Events Associate
  • …and more!

We also welcome volunteer service on our Education, Finance, Preservation Advocacy, and Development Committees.

  • DOWNLOAD a pdf or msword Volunteer Application. Email completed applications to or mail to 212 Center Street, Ithaca, NY 14850.

Contact us today to see how you can help Historic Ithaca preserve, educate, and advocate for the historically significant buildings, landscapes, and communities in Tompkins County.  Call Christine O’Malley at (607) 273-6633 or email


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