2023 Volunteer Opportunities

Preservation Action Committee Members
(Meets the first Monday of the month at 5PM – HPT headquarters, 123 N Prince St., Lancaster, PA 17603)

  • Historic resource surveys
  • Monitoring – development/demolition plans and ‘at risk’ properties
  • Developing design guidelines
  • Preservation Summit planning

Countywide Barn tour in conjunction with Historical Society of the Cocalico Valley

  • Sponsorship follow-up
  • Photos for tour book
  • Property research and content writing

Walking tour guides (flexible schedule)

  • Guided architectural focused tours in Columbia, Ephrata, and Lancaster City

HPT display for Lancaster Train Station display cases

  • Photos for display (property photos)
  • Property research and content writing


  • Helping to promote HPT events and fundraising

Archive Digitization
(Meets Wednesday 2pm-6pm, Thursday 9am-5pm, and Friday 9am-5pm)

  • Taking an inventory of the materials of the HPTLC
  • Input the information recorded into a Collection Management Software, PastPerfect.
  • Move items out of the basement to make room for new acquisitions, and other tasks in order to prepare the HPTLC materials for digitization.
  • Ideally, volunteers for the digitization must be able to lift at least 40 pound boxes and have the ability to bring a laptop or computer to input data. 

Board of Directors

  • The Trust is currently looking to fill some of our Board of Director positions. Specifically, we are looking for prospective directors who have a background in development, fundraising or lobbying. All other backgrounds are welcome to submit  for consideration.
  • All candidates should submit a letter of interest with a resume to director@hptrust.org.

Committee Members

We are also looking for people to join our committees including the Finance Committee and the Events/Marketing Committee

If you are interested in any of these volunteer opportunities or if you have questions please contact Danielle Keperling at director@hptrust.org or 717-330-9772.



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