Volunteer, Help PVHA and Make New Friends

There are a variety of rewarding volunteer opportunities at PVHA such as working with our impressive collections, organizing exhibits and special events, helping us archive historic materials, or working in our beautiful gardens. See descriptions below. Fill out the form below and let us know what your interests are and we will find a role that is a good fit for you.

Claudia Mize Collections & Events Volunteer since 2015

“PVHA staff and volunteers love sharing the history of the valley and are great at matching volunteers with activities that interest them. There are so many ways to help. I’ve enjoyed helping with the fabulous fashion collection, the Christmas Tea and the Vintage Picnic.”


Gerry Martin
Bockius-Orr House & Collections
Volunteer since 2005

“What do I love about PVHA? As a lifelong resident of Watsonville, I thought I knew my community quite well, but every time I’m at PVHA there’s something new. I’ve learned so much about preserving our past. Plus I have acquired a number of new friends and reconnected with old friends too.”

techDo you love history or are computer savvy?  Then the Archive is for you.  Come and explore our historic photos, written texts, oral histories, maps and much more.

house-volunteerHow about volunteering in our historic house and working with our clothing and accessories?  Our House Committee members would love to have you come and join them on Wednesdays and bring your lunch!


Are you a gardener and love being in the outdoors?  Then our beautiful gardens are the magical place to be. Join our garden volunteers in maintaining our luscious surroundings

I would like to Volunteer

Volunteer Form