2024 Volunteer Opportunities

Preservation Action Committee Member – meets the first Monday of the month at 5PM – HPT headquarters: 123 N. Prince St., Lancaster, PA 17603 

Responsibilities include:

    • Historic resource surveys – ongoing
      • Helping to take photos of historic resources
      • Compile information about the historic resource using existing surveys and HPT archives
    • Monitoring – development/demolition plans and ‘at risk’ properties
    • Developing design guidelines
    • Preservation Summit planning


Bowmansville Roller Mill Open House – April 27th from noon-5PM

Responsibilities include:

    • Supervise attendees going through the mill
    • Help to park vehicles to allow for easy departure


Architectural Walking Tours of Lancaster City (June) and Ephrata (October)

Responsibilities include:

    • Sponsorship follow-up
    • Property research and content writing
    • Help the day of event – June 15th (Lancaster) and October 12th (Ephrata)


Events/Marketing Committee:

Responsibilities include:

    • Helping to promote and plan HPT events and fundraising


Archive Digitization Project

Responsibilities include:

    • 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.


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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