Volunteer Today

Is preserving your heritage your passion?

Volunteer participation within the Preservation Utah is a strong and vital tradition. Volunteers provide an important link to our community and assist in fostering greater awareness of our historic architectural environment. Volunteers expand their knowledge of architecture and learn more about the benefits of renovation and restoration of our historic landmarks in addition to developing new friendships. We provide educational training for all volunteer opportunities.

Advantages include:

  • Building your knowledge of architecture and learning the benefits of renovation and restoration of our historic landmarks.
  • Making new friends with common interests.
  • On-going training to satisfy your needs and our goals.
  • Frequent access to our grand landmarks, some not otherwise open to the public.
  • Bi-monthly Volunteers in Preservation newsletter.
  • An annual Volunteer Appreciation Brunch.
  • Past venues include historic homes on Walker Lane, South Temple, East Millcreek, and in Ogden and Logan; historic commercial buildings in Sugarhouse; Lehi Roller Mills; the Tooele County Courthouse and Benson Grist Mill.

We offer six to seven education programs throughout the year which usually take place at Memorial House. Past programs include Special Collections from the University of Utah’s Marriott Library; Utah’s architectural folklore; Utah Gold Star Mothers; history of Utah Woolen Mills; a tour of Sugarhouse landmark buildings in jeopardy; and a tour of the Salt Lake County Art Collection.

Opportunities abound:

  • Guiding tours in historic buildings---Salt Lake City & County Building, Kearns (Utah Governor's) Mansion, Meditation Chapel, McCune Mansion, Keith Mansion and others.
  • Leading tours in historic homes during our annual Historic Homes Tour.
  • Planning special events & day-of help.
  • Leading a Marmalade District walking tour.
  • Filling a leadership position on the Volunteer Guild Board of Directors.
  • Researching various topics.
  • Serving on a committee.

Contact Laura Madsen at (801) 533-0858 ext. 104 or complete our online Volunteer Form.

Volunteer Guild Leads the Way

The Preservation Utah Volunteer Guild is made up of volunteers who are members of the Preservation Utah. The Guild is led by a Board of Directors that is composed of veteran Guild members. The Guild Board President and Vice-President hold ex-officio positions on the Preservation Utah Board of Trustees. The Guild sets the agenda and policies, and coordinates education and training for the Preservation Utah Volunteer Program.

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