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

Teen Volunteers

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Got grit?
Become a George Ranch Interpretive Teen!

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

Come experience Texas history at the George Ranch 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 80 hours of volunteer service during the summer to be eligible to return and help out during the year. There are limited spots, apply soon! Shifts take place from 8:30 – 2:00 Tuesday – Friday, and 8:30 – 4:00 on Saturdays.

Key Dates for 2024

Interviews start in February.

May 15 – Application Deadline. Apply here!

May 25 – Training Day

May 28 – July 27: Dates to complete summer hours

For more information, please contact Michael Madden, Educational Programs Manager at for more information.