Volunteer Opportunities

We are looking for volunteers to help with our collections!

LHC has many volunteer opportunities available. From working with photographs, books, objects, old maps to conducting and/or transcribing oral history interviews, helping us to build our online repository and even helping to restore the Historic Essex Company Complex!

Training is provided. Times are flexible. If you love history, then you will enjoy volunteering with the staff and volunteers of the Lawrence History Center. Bring a friend!

For more information, call 978. 686. 9230 and ask for Amita email us at amita@lawrencehistory.org.

Check out what some of our volunteers are up to!

Sara M. is photographing the objects in our collection and will eventually add those photos to our online database so researchers all over the world can see the items Lawrencians used in their everyday life. kathy.jpg
Kathy, our head researcher, answers questions from visitors Maximo (left) and Kadeem (right). sarah.jpg
Sarah is scanning our entire Urban Renewal Photograph Collection in preparation for our symposium on May 7. There are over 1,500 images, but tech-savvy Sarah should be done in no time! tom.jpg
Tom is working on encapsulating historic maps in the former Essex Company Cashier's Office on an original engineering table.
Braina (left) and Yulainy (right) from Salem State University's Upward Bound program helped us complete our school textbook organization project.

Rick is organizing and cataloging urban renewal maps and street plans, but occasionally he comes across a cool drawing! This is an artist's rendering of the proposed Lawrence Industrial Park.

Marilyn is helping us properly preserve the information in a collection of original newspapers from the 1940s and 50s.

Mary and her sister Melissa are working on organizing our Essex County Jail Records and will learn how to catalogue images from our photograph collection.


Tue–Fri: 9am-4pm
Sat: By appt
Sun-Mon: Closed

Address & Phone

6 Essex Street
Lawrence, MA 01840

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Founded in 1978 as the Immigrant City Archives, the mission of the Lawrence History Center is to collect, preserve, share, and animate the history and heritage of Lawrence and its people.