The George Ranch Historical Park is open to the public on Saturdays and some Fridays. Get tickets here! Extended Summer Hours Starting June 1, 2021!

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 2020

April 18: Application Deadline (Click here for the online application.)
Interviews: Ongoing
May 30: Training Day
June 2 – July 25: Dates available to complete summer volunteer hours
July 18: G.R.I.T. Appreciation Dinner

In addition to an amazing summer, you get a membership to the Fort Bend History 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 Kevon Hunter, Programs and Volunteer Coordinator, at (281) 343-0218 ext. 222.