Our volunteer program offers exceptional benefits and rewards for participants. Benefits include the free education you receive learning about the local history of the Valley; while the rewards come from making a difference in the lives of the public, local residents, and especially young students learning about the history of Temecula. We have several areas for volunteer services so look to see which best meets your interests.
1. Docent Program: This program is for volunteers interested in giving tours. Training provided at the museum.
2. Gift Shop Volunteer Program: This program is for volunteers interested in giving their time to assist in the Museum Gift Shop. No prior training required just an interest in helping museum staff during operating hours.
3. Summer Explorers Program: Summer Explorers is a one month history camp for children 8 to 10 years old usually held from the second week in July through the first week in August. Volunteers help camp participants with activities; create classroom activity aids; supervise children’s break time; and perform setup/takedown of class activities.
4. The High Country: This museum bi-annual publication strives to preserve the history of Western Riverside County and its adjoining areas. If you are a history buff who also enjoys writing, talk with the museum staff about contributing articles and research.
5. Miscellaneous Projects: The museum staff is always open to new areas for volunteer work. Can you type? On occasion we have volunteers input data into our system. Do you sew? We have dress up clothing for the children that is always in need of cleaning and repair. Do you enjoy a neighborhood bazaar? The Friends of the Museum orchestrate a bi-annual bazaar to benefit the museum and there are plenty of tasks ready for a willing volunteer. Are you a history buff that enjoys speaking? The museum provides Gallery Talks on subjects related to local history and the exhibits on display in the museum. If you love speaking and have a bckground in a related subject, think about becoming one of our guest speakers. Are you a historic artisan? If you can spin, weave, make soap, sing cowboys songs, quilt or perform any of a number of historic artisan activities let us know. We are always looking for performers for our Saturday Family Day Events and Summer Explorers Camp.
No advance knowledge or training required, just the desire to learn and willingness to share your knowledge.
If you are interested in becoming a Tour Docent at Temecula Valley Museum please give us a call at (951) 694-6453.