We invite you to experience Houston's vibrant history by volunteering your time with us. There are a variety of volunteer opportunities available.
Museum GuidesMuseum Guides are the ambassadors of The Heritage Society and meet visitors from around the world. They are trained to welcome museum visitors and provide information on both permanent and changing exhibitions in the museum gallery and on THS and Houston history. Museum Guides are asked to work at least two three hour weekday shifts or one weekend shift per month. All of our volunteers are offered continuing education and shared social time every two months.
Tour GuidesIf you are interested in meeting new people, developing your public speaking skills, and learning more about Houston's history, becoming a Tour Guide at The Heritage Society is for you! 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 training program. Training will prepare you to discuss Houston and Texas history, the architecture and furnishings represented in our historic buildings and the stories of the people who lived there. Multi-day training is held on Saturdays and follow up study and one-on-one training culminates in a 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.
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.