SUMMER HEAT: Please note that the last cattle demonstration will be held at 2 p.m. daily for the safety of our animals and interpreters. Plan to beat the heat and visit early!

Teen Volunteers

Got grit?
Become a George Ranch Interpretive Teen!

Grit (noun): firmness of character; indomitable spirit; pluck

Come experience Texas history at the George Ranch Historical Park and learn what it takes to make it in the Wild West! We need energetic, independent and mature teenagers to share the story of one unique Texas family through four generations. This is a rare opportunity for students to immerse themselves in the past and help us demonstrate Texas history to our guests from around the world. Fill out a G.R.I.T. application and become a part of a Texas ranch!

This program is for public, private or homeschool students that are between 13 and 17 years of age. G.R.I.T.s must complete 60 hours of volunteer service during their first summer in order to be eligible to return and help out during the year. Summer shifts take place from 8:45 a.m. to 3 p.m.; year-round shifts are from 8:45 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Key Dates for 2017

April 22: Application Deadline (Click here for the online application.)
May: Interviews
June 9: Training Day
June 13 – August 12: Dates available to complete summer volunteer hours
August 12: G.R.I.T. Appreciation Day
In addition to an amazing summer, you get a membership to the Fort Bend County Museum Association – which includes free admission to Texian Market Days in October, recommendations for future endeavors and hands-on experience that looks great on your resume!

For more information, please contact Hannah Moses, Programs Assistant and Volunteer Coordinator, at (281) 343-0218 ext. 222.

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