We invite you to experience Houston 's vibrant history by volunteering your time with us. There are a variety of volunteer opportunities available.
Museum Guides are the ambassadors of The Heritage Society. They welcome museum visitors and provide information on both permanent and changing exhibitions in the museum gallery. Museum Guides are asked to work at least two three hour weekday shifts or one weekend shift per month.
If you are interested in meeting new people, developing your public speaking skills, and learning more about history, becoming a Tour Guide at The Heritage Society is for you! As a Tour Guide, you will meet visitors from around the world as you provide tours of the historic buildings in Sam Houston Park. This rewarding program allows you to increase your knowledge of local history and develop new friendships. The time commitment for this exciting volunteer position is minimal. Tour Guides are asked to work at least two three hour weekday shifts or one weekend shift per month. Everything you need to know will be covered in your four week training program. Training will prepare you to discuss Houston and Texas history, the decorative arts, and the lifestyles represented in the buildings. The training program is divided into learning sessions held on Saturdays from 9am to 1pm for four weeks. These classes are followed by two weeks of self-guided study and the opportunity to shadow a live tour. The training program culminates with a multiple-choice certification test.
Library Committee Volunteers
Are you interested in learning about museum collection practices? Then, join our library committee! Help is needed to collect uniform data on our books and to enter that data into our collections database. Volunteers will get information regarding museum registration methods – including learning to accession, label, and properly handle and store an artifact. Library committee volunteers are asked to work four three hour weekday or weekend shifts per month.
Outreach Program Volunteers
Outreach program volunteers provide narrated presentations with easy-to-follow prepared scripts. Outreach volunteers can also choose to present traveling trunk shows to area school children. Training and meetings are scheduled as needed.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, complete the application below. For more information about volunteer opportunities, call 713/655-1912, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.