Volunteer Opportunities

The museum is currently looking for docents, museum teachers, administrative, and community service temporary volunteers. Our next volunteer orientation session will take place in 2014 and is required for docents, museum teachers, and administrative volunteers.
 

Docents

Share the history of the Workman and Temple families by conducting public and scheduled group tours of the Workman House, an 1870s home built around an 1840s adobe, and La Casa Nueva, a 1920s Spanish Colonial Revival mansion. From cattle ranching in the Mexican-era of the 1840s, to agriculture and business in the 1870s, and oil and real estate in the 1920s, these families participated in many of the activities that characterized the rapid growth and change of southern California during the century from 1830 to 1930.

Learn more about Docent Training.

Museum Teachers

In addition to conducting intergenerational tours of the Homestead, museum teachers are specially trained to lead student groups on A Journey Through Time, the museum's fourth-grade school program.

On A Journey Through Time, museum teachers spend weekday mornings "time traveling" with fourth-grade students through the decades of the 1840s, 1870s, and 1920s as they visit the museum's historic houses, participate in a number of hands-on activities, and perform a radio play.

Crafts area at a festival

Administrative Volunteers

The Homestead also has volunteer opportunities for those interested in helping with special projects. Administrative volunteers assist with special events and outreach programs, work in the Museum Store, provide clerical assistance, and help with publicity efforts.

 

Community Service Temporary Volunteers

For those looking for a short-term volunteer opportunity (for example, to fulfill service hours for a club or school), the Homestead may be the perfect fit for you. The primary role of a community service temporary volunteer is to assist with the Homestead's two weekend festivals, with a guarantee of ten volunteer hours per weekend festival.

For more information, call (626) 968-8492, e-mail info@homesteadmuseum.org, or drop by the Homestead at 15415 E. Don Julian Road in the City of Industry.

Download a volunteer application and/or a community service temporary volunteer application.
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