Become a Volunteer

Tulsa Historical Society volunteers are known officially as the Guardians.  Guardian volunteers support our mission to collect, preserve and present Tulsa’s history by providing assistance to staff in daily operations and special projects. Service as a Guardian gives individuals an opportunity to broaden their knowledge of Tulsa’s history, an opportunity to work in a beautiful environment and an opportunity to join with a friendly committed group of people who share a passion for Tulsa’s history.

What does a Guardian do?

  • Guardians serve as greeters and receptionists
  • Guardians serve as docents
  • Guardians develop programs
  • Guardians present programs to children and adults
  • Guardians provide outreach with offsite programs and walking tours
  • Guardians conduct oral history interviews
  • Guardians serve as good will ambassadors

What are Guardian benefits?

  • Guardians go on regular field trips throughout the city
  • Guardians hear guests speakers
  • Guardians attend special social events
  • Guardians learn about and present our unique Tulsa history!

Guardians must be at least 18 and be available to work at least one three hour shift a month. Ongoing training and educational opportunities are provided. Please download a volunteer application and return it to the Society or call 712-9484 to request that an application be sent to you.

Click here for the Volunteer Application

  • Volunteer Greeter
  • Volunteer Group - Jan. 2009
  • Volunteer Docent Training
  • Volunteer Servers at Open House - Sept. 2008
  • Volunteer Group at Open House - Sept. 2008
  • Volunteer Annual Meeting 2010
  • Volunteer Board at Hall of Fame 2006
  • Volunteer Guardian Field Trip
  • Every-other-month Guardians take a field trip to a historical site. Lunch is always included.
  • Guardians take a field trip to learn about the John Hope Franklin Reconciliation Park.