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Volunteer at Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum

Volunteer Opportunities

Support the Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum by joining our volunteer family. Each of the five different areas offer wonderful opportunities to learn about the Rancho, share history with the public, and interact with a fantastic volunteer group. Volunteer hours are available Tuesday through Saturday. There is a volunteer opportunity for every schedule and interest. All volunteer positions include training and supervision by museum staff.

Volunteer Opportunities Include:

  • Public Tour Docents
  • School Tour Docents
  • Curatorial/Conservation Volunteers
  • Administrative Volunteers
  • Special Event Volunteers

Volunteers receive:

  • 10% Discount in the Museum Gift Shop
  • 10% Discount to Events
  • Volunteer Summer BBQ and Winter End of Year Party

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

Support the Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum by joining our volunteer family. Each of the five different areas offer wonderful opportunities to learn about the Rancho, share history with the public, and interact with a fantastic volunteer group. Volunteer hours are available Tuesday through Saturday. There is a volunteer opportunity for every schedule and interest. All volunteer positions include training and supervision by museum staff.

Volunteer Opportunities Include:

  • Public Tour Docents
  • School Tour Docents
  • Curatorial/Conservation Volunteers
  • Administrative Volunteers
  • Special Event Volunteers

Volunteers receive:

  • 10% Discount in the Museum Gift Shop
  • 10% Discount to Events
  • Volunteer Summer BBQ and Winter End of Year Party

Public Tour Docents

Public Tour Docents conduct museum tours for drop-in visitors of all ages and for scheduled group tours of all types. Docents present the story of the Rancho San Pedro, the Dominguez family, and the 1910 International Aviation Meet within the context of Southern California development. Tours are given the first Thursday and Friday of each month and every Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday at 1 pm, 2 pm, and 3 pm.

School Tour Docents

School Tour Docents conduct museum tours for classes from third grade to adult. School tours are interactive in nature and include a question and answer format and activities to engage students and promote learning. Tours are scheduled Tuesday through Friday from 9:30am to 11:30am.

Administrative Volunteers

Administrative volunteers provide clerical assistance for museum staff in a variety of ways in the museum. Volunteers assist with special event mailings, quarterly newsletters, phone assistance and special projects. Specific and ongoing training is provided by museum staff.

Special Event Volunteers

Special event volunteers work with museum staff in creating, managing and setting up small and large special events ranging from craft activities for children to large events for the public.

Curatorial/Conservation Volunteers

Curatorial/Conservation volunteers assist museum staff in research projects, conservation of the collections, and the inventory and cataloging of the collections. Specific and ongoing training in both collections care and conservation is provided by museum staff.

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