The Rancho is seeking new
volunteers for a variety of its program opportunities.
Find out how you can become a tour docent, help with the
historic gardens, work on the historical collections,
conduct research, or assist with the museum gift shop.
You will also learn about the Rancho’s educational programs
and events, including our award-winning fourth grade school
program Adobe Days Revisited, and our seasonal
events, Christmas Candlelight Tours, Summer Concert
Series and Mud Mania.
This is a great way to make new
friends, see how a museum operates “behind-the-scenes,”
learn about local history and antiques, and give back to
your community in a meaningful way.
For more information please call
Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities:
Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014:
Volunteer Open House from 5:30-7 p.m. For more info or to RSVP, call
(562) 570-1755 or email
Wednesday, Feb. 26 - April 30, 2014: House Docent training begins
(for 10 consecutive Wednesdays) from 6:30 - 9 p.m.
570-1755 for more information or to register.
Friday, March 14 - April 11, 2014:
Garden Docent training begins
(for 5 consecutive Fridays) from 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Call (562) 570-1755 for
more details or to register.
VOLUNTEER OPEN HOUSE
Wednesday, Feb. 12, from 5:30-7 p.m.
Please RSVP to (562) 570-1755
Volunteers are the
lifeblood of Rancho Los Cerritos – and volunteering at RLC
is one of the highly fulfilling ways that history-lovers can
actively participate in the cultural life of their
At Rancho Los
Cerritos, volunteers give tours of the adobe house and
gardens, staff the visitor center, work in the museum shop,
help with special events, perform research, conduct
outreach, make crafts from the garden, and so much more. You
can find out which of these extraordinary volunteer
opportunities might be right for you at our semi-annual
Volunteer Open House on Wednesday, February 12, from 5:30-7
Those who want to
become house docents should plan to sign up for our ten-week
house docent training course, which begins Wednesday,February 26, 6:30-9pm. Those who prefer to give
garden tours can join our five-week garden docent training
class that starts on Friday,March 14, 9am-12:30pm.
about these and other volunteer opportunities will be
provided at the Volunteer Information Meeting. RSVP today
for the Feb 12 meeting by calling (562) 570-1755 or by
Wednesday, Feb. 26 - April 30, 2014 (10-week training)
6:30 - 9 p.m.
To enroll or for more
information, call (562) 570-1755
Rancho Los Cerritos is seeking
to share its unique and rich
This 8-week in-depth training
covers California and Rancho history from Native American
times through the 1940s, as well as adobe architecture,
decorative arts, interpretation and public speaking
techniques. Learn about the people who lived and worked at
the Rancho and how they contributed to the growth of
Southern California., then give tours to the public at least
once a month, Wednesday through Sunday afternoons.
Once trained, interested
volunteers may then pursue additional research and
theatrical course work to become living history docents and
provide tours in character and costume.
Minimum Requirements:Volunteer one afternoon per month.
Garden Docent Training
March 14 - April 11,
9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
the historic gardens at Rancho Los Cerritos and become a
volunteer garden docent. This is a perfect opportunity
for garden lovers who want to share their joy of plants with
visitors from near and far! The serene 4.7 acres of
landscaped grounds include trees from the mid-19th century,
historic roses, exotic vegetation, an herb garden, an adobe
horno and an old water tower. Learn about the early
development of the gardens, their renovation in the 1930s by
landscape architect Ralph Cornell, and new garden
restoration work as you explore hundreds of varieties of
trees, shrubs and flowers in docent training.
have the opportunity to work closely with our horticulturist
takes you on an enlightening, educational experience during
the training sessions. Upon completion of the course,
you will be equipped with the knowledge to give garden tours
on the second and fourth Sundays of the month, and to teach
visitors about the rich history of the Rancho grounds.
Visitor Center Receptionist
Wednesday through Sunday: 1 -
We provide flexibility and work
around your schedule.
Visitor center receptionists
plays one of the most prominent roles at the Rancho, because
their tasks include greeting visitors and providing them
with a general orientation to the site; training will be
provided on a continual basis.
School Docent Training
Wednesday, Sept. 11,
2013 (8-week training)
To enroll or for more
information, call (562) 570-1324
Make an impact on children by
becoming a school docent at Rancho Los Cerritos Historic
Adobe Days Revisited tours for 4th grade students are
offered Wednesday and Thursday mornings, October - June,
9:30 a.m. - Noon.
"I've learned more
about California history and portraying living history
programs, and I have many different people and
exciting service learning opportunity for high school
students! RLC Teen Volunteers help make Long Beach's past
come alive by organizing events, supplementing house tours,
and archiving history!
Teen Volunteer Information Meetings, motivated high school
students will find out about the variety of service learning
opportunities for high school students who want to improve
their communication skills, enhance their knowledge of local
history, and be introduced to exciting career options in
museum education and public history.
today to reserve your space for either Friday, September
27 or Thursday, October 10. Both meetings are
scheduled for 4-5:30 p.m. Please direct your RSVP to Jan
Shafer at 570-1324 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rancho Los Cerritos
welcomes your interest!
Every year, volunteers contribute over thousands hours of
service to the Rancho Los Cerritos Historical Site. The Rancho's
educational and community programming would not be possible
the help and support of our dedicated volunteers.
Please also check
section for upcoming training dates and activities. The house
docent trainings are held in Winter, the garden docents
trainings are held in Spring, and the school & teen docent
trainings are held in Fall; call us to reserve your spot! (562)
We are always looking for enthusiastic and reliable teens.
Teens can earn service learning credits while helping with
our summer camps; assisting with behind-the-scenes museum
needs; and/or joining the Rancho Los Cerritos Teen Docent
Program in the Fall. Please contact the Education Office at
(562) 570-1755 to learn more.
Committee Volunteers Become an active member of our
Curatorial, Gift shop, Garden Crafts, or Hispanic History
committees. Come to a meeting to find out more!
Special Event Volunteers Rancho Los
Cerritos hosts many events throughout the year, which mean
that volunteers are always needed. Adults and teens make the
best candidates to assist with crafts, refreshments, and
parking at our festivals and holiday programs. Please call
(562) 570-1755 for details!