You can help make history!
Volunteers enrich the story we tell at the George Ranch Historical Park. 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
- A Dual Membership after 40 hours of service. A membership includes free admission for two (2) individuals to the George Ranch Historical Park for an entire year, plus the Fort Bend Museum, DeWalt Heritage Center and Texian Market Days festival, a 10 percent discount on all purchases in the gift shops and cafe, plus invitations to special events and discounts on historic lunches
For more information, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are a teenager, check out how you can become a George Ranch Interpretive Teen (G.R.I.T)!
Adult Volunteer Opportunities
Deliver clear and engaging historical content to elementary and middle school children.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.
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.
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.
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.