Open Tuesday-Friday for pre-booked field trips and tours. Open Saturdays for General Admission.


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You can help make history!

Volunteers enrich the story we tell at the George Ranch. By donating your time and talent, you make it possible for guests to experience history in a more complete way. So join in the fun by becoming a George Ranch volunteer today! As a volunteer you can share your unique talents and learn some new skills – from the staff at the Ranch and from the hundreds of new friends you will meet each day!

As a volunteer, your benefits include:

  • Free admission
  • Educational opportunities and behind-the-scenes training
  • FUN!

For more information, send an email to

Teen Volunteers

If you are a teenager, check out how you can become a George Ranch Interpretive Teen (G.R.I.T)!

Adult Volunteers

Click Here to complete the Volunteer Application.


Adult Volunteer Opportunities

Education Specialist

Deliver clear and engaging historical content to elementary and middle school children. Assist in teaching students through hands-on activities as they learn about the past.

Historic Homes Docent

Lead guests through the historic homes while sharing the family’s story accurately and enthusiastically. Assist in preservation of the artifacts by ensuring guests follow the material culture guidelines.

Group Greeter

Welcome tour leaders and school groups when they arrive at the George Ranch, provide directional assistance, answer basic questions and escort them to begin their tours or programs.

Historic Artisan

Use skills you already possess or wish to learn – gardening, blacksmithing, woodworking, quilting, cooking, weaving, spinning, landscaping, etc – and use them to improve the Ranch.  Artisans can either work behind the scenes crafting materials to be used for presentations, or demonstrate their craft for the public.

Historic Costumer

Read historic patterns and sew historically appropriate costumes for staff and volunteers. Routinely patch and repair historic clothes. Costumers help ensure that the Ranch presents an authentic portrayal of the past.


Take part in cattle roping demonstrations. Give presentations on ranch life and history. Must have prior horse and large livestock experience.

Special Events Assistant

Help with storytelling, craft activities, food sales, logistics, etc. during special events such as Texian Market Days, Halloween, Campfire Christmas, Spring Break, Runaway Scrape, etc.

 Project Volunteers/Group Volunteers

Assist in various projects that occasionally arise at the museum. This could be helping in clerical work, maintenance projects, repair work, etc. The Ranch welcomes groups to come out as well. Just contact the Volunteer Coordinator to discuss opportunities.


Reenactor Opportunities

Register here for the Runaway Scrape (April 13)

Register here for George Ranch Frontier Days (November 15-16)