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 (562) 570-1755.
Opportunity: Summer 2013
you a high school student looking for ways to fill up your
summer schedule? Why not volunteer at Rancho Los Cerritos
for its Summer Adventure Day camps. You will not only be
having fun and meeting new people, but you will also be
earning volunteer hours for your school and/or resume! If
you are interested in signing up, please click here
to view our flyer,
and/or call us if you have any questions at (562) 570-1755.
In order to be considered for
this volunteer position, interested candidates must:
for and attend the Teen Volunteer Opportunities meeting at
Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site:
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
(choose from two different time
slots: 10-11:30 a.m. OR 2-3:30 p.m.)
(2) Submit a volunteer application
and questionnaire by Thursday, June 27, 2013 (by 12
(3) If selected,
attend the camp training session on Wednesday, July 10,
2013 and commit to volunteer for one FULL camp session
(Monday through Friday, in reflection to the dates above
from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.).
Thank you and we hope to see new and
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 (10-week training)
To enroll or for more information, call
Rancho Los Cerritos is seeking volunteers
to share its unique and rich history!
This 10-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
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
Please call for dates and times
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.
You will have the
opportunity to work closely with our horticulturist
as she 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
School Docent Training
Fall 2013 - TBA
Application required; for more information, call (562) 570-1755
Make an impact on children by becoming a
school docent at Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site.
Adobe Days Revisited tours for 4th grade students are
offered Monday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings, October - June,
9:30am - Noon.
learned more about California history and portraying living
history programs, and I have many different people and had
some wonderful experiences.”
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.
"I enjoy volunteering at the
Rancho so much, it has opened a lot of new doors of interest
to me. It has given me a purpose...We all have to have a
purpose...” - Catherine Evans, Visitor
Opportunities at Rancho Los Cerritos:
Teen Volunteer Opportunities Meeting
Tuesday, September 25, 2012;
4 - 5:30 p.m.
teens can earn service learning credits
while helping with summer camps, assisting with
behind-the-scenes museum needs, or joining our RLC Teen
Docent Program in the Fall.
exciting service learning opportunity for high school
students! RLC Teen Docents make Long Beach's past come
alive by giving tours, organizing events and archiving
The RLC Teen Docent Program is
designed for motivated 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. View our flyer
For an application or more
information, please call (562) 570-1755.
Rancho Los Cerritos welcomes your interest!
Every year, volunteers contribute over thousands hours of community
service to the Rancho Los Cerritos Historical Site. The
Rancho's educational and community programming would not be
the help and support of our dedicated
Please also check
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!
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
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!