Curatorial Volunteers

Curatorial Volunteers

Collections and Exhibits

Volunteers assist with caring for the historic adobe house and its exhibit rooms; maintaining and managing museum collections; installing exhibits in the historic adobe and Visitor Center; setting up seasonal exhibit room changes; and conducting research relevant to acquisitions, accessions, and furnishing plans.

Historical Research

Volunteers assist with staff-directed research on subjects related to the Rancho’s history, biographies, architecture, and gardens to enhance site interpretation.

Reference Library & Archives

Library VolunteersVolunteers maintain and care for the photo, map, and archival collections and assist with the cataloging and inventorying of books in the Rancho’s Reference Library, a branch of the Long Beach Public Library.


Textile VolunteersVolunteers maintain the inventory for our textile collection; create condition reports; and assist with cleaning and ensuring proper storage of textile collection pieces.

Volunteer Application Form

NOTE: After submission, please check your “Spam” and “Junk” folders periodically, and add Rancho Los Cerritos to your approved list of contacts.  Thanks!