House Docent

House docents guide visitors through the adobe house, share stories about the people who lived there, and explain the historic objects they used in their day-to-day lives. Docent training covers California and Rancho history through the 1940s as well as adobe architecture, decorative arts, textiles, and interpretation techniques.

Living History Docent

DocentsLiving history docents lead visitors back in time by portraying a person who would have lived or visited the Rancho from 1844-1940. The Rancho offers training and resources for living history docents so that they can bring a character from the Rancho’s history to life.

School Docent

School docents transport fourth graders back to the 1800s with first-person accounts from the people who lived and worked at the Rancho during that era.

Garden Docent

Garden lovers can share their joy of plants with visitors by becoming a garden docent. The serene 4.7 acres of landscaped grounds include trees from the mid-19th century, historic roses, and exotic vegetation.

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!