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Ways to Volunteer
School Docent Training is being offered in person for 7 consecutive Thursdays starting January 18, 2024 from 9 to noon. Be a part of bringing 4th graders back to the Rancho on field trips. Adelante: The People of Rancho Los Cerritos Field Trip will engage students in learning California history through hands-on and inquiry-based activities led by docents portraying people who lived, worked, or visited RLC when it was a cattle and sheep ranch. Sign up to volunteer above, contact LauraW@RanchoLosCerritos.org or show up on the 18th at 9 am to learn more about this incredibly rewarding volunteer opportunity!
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, 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, oral histories, biographies, architecture, and gardens to enhance site interpretation.
Gardening Volunteers assist with pruning, weeding, composting, general grooming, and small garden-related construction projects. Volunteers also help plant bulbs, annual color, small perennials, and shrubs. Garden Crafts Volunteers produce garden-themed items for the Museum Shop and also help with holiday decorating. Garden Docents share their joy of plants with visitors. The serene 4.7 acres of landscaped grounds include trees from the mid-19th century, historic roses, and exotic vegetation.
Public Hours Volunteers welcome and register visitors, let them know the various ways to see the site, arrange tours for guests, and make Museum Shop sales. Special Event Volunteers assist with our many special events and programs. Teen Volunteers help out with family programs like bilingual storytime, summer camps, and Mud Mania. Outreach Volunteers represent the Rancho at community fairs, parades, and events.