The museum is currently looking for docents, museum teachers, administrative, and community service volunteers. Our next volunteer orientation session will take place in February 2015. All volunteers must be at least fourteen years of age.
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.
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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.
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.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or drop by the Homestead at 15415 E. Don Julian Road in the City of Industry.