Volunteers in front of adobe building

El Pueblo History Museum Volunteer Opportunities

Interesting and rewarding volunteer opportunities await you at El Pueblo.

El Pueblo Trading Post Assistant

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From June to August, assist visitors with hands-on activities like adobe brick building, tortilla making, and candle dipping. Monday - Saturday. 10-2 and Sunday 12-4.

Teen Museum Corps

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El Pueblo History Museum is looking for high school students to assist the museum’s Winter, Spring, and Summer Hands on History Camps and our Hands on History Fifth Day Programming. The student will assist in educational programming, organization, planning, and other camp related activities. Teens must be 14 or older to apply and/or be an incoming 9th grade student for the 2023-2024 school year.

Each member of the Teen Museum Corp must be able to commit to two weeks which adds up to 50 hours of camp (25 hours per week). Shift options for the two weeks are Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM OR 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM. Participants will earn great real-world experience and over 50 hours for school-related community service credit. We will also provide a stipend of $200 for teens who participate at the completion of their service.

There are three options of camps to choose from:

  1. Winter break Camp which runs January 2 ,3 ,4 and 5, 2024
  2. Spring Break Camp which runs March 25 - 29th
  3. Summer Break Camp which runs June 10 - August 9th (excluding the week of July 4th)

All qualified applicants will be invited to attend an individual interview. Participants who are selected for the Teen Museum Corps will be required to attend an orientation prior to starting.

Deadlines to apply:

  • Winter Break - apply by December 2, 2023
  • Spring Break - apply by March 2, 2024
  • Summer Break - apply by May 25, 2024
Tour guide

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Give guided tours to adults, children, and groups.  Hours vary during the school year. 

Retail Shop and Admissions Volunteer

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As a Retail Shop and Admissions Volunteer, you will play a key role in enhancing the visitor experience at our museum. This position offers a unique opportunity to interact with visitors, share the rich history of our community, and contribute to the museum's mission of education and cultural preservation.

Key Responsibilities: Greet visitors warmly and provide information about museum exhibits and programs. Handle admissions, process ticket sales, and maintain accurate records. Assist visitors in the retail shop, offering guidance on merchandise, processing sales transactions, and maintaining inventory. Provide excellent customer service, answering inquiries, and addressing visitor needs. Collaborate with museum staff to ensure a smooth visitor experience.

If you are passionate about preserving local history and enjoy interacting with people, we invite you to apply for this volunteer position.

Desired Schedule: A minimum of one shift per week is preferred. Shifts are available 10am-1pm and 1pm-4pm Monday through Saturday.

Desired Skills: Enthusiasm for history, culture, and museums. Strong interpersonal and communication skills. Customer service-oriented mindset. Reliable and punctual. Willingness to learn about museum exhibits and events.

Historical interpreter

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Work at special events and living history days.

Special Events Volunteer

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Do you enjoy working as a team, interacting with the public, and being an ambassador of fun? Special Event Volunteers offer a customer service experience and event support for the El Pueblo History Museum.

Key Responsibilities: Volunteers will support events, be an ambassador for the museum, and will be asked to jump in to help out wherever is needed. The events team is an "all hands on deck" group where everyone pitches in as necessary. This is the perfect opportunity for anyone interested in bringing history to life for our visitors.

Desired Schedule: Hours vary based on the event; must commit to a minimum of 2 events per year. Includes evening and weekend shifts.

Desired Skills: Ability to stand or sit for long periods of time. Friendly and warm personality (a must!!). Ability to follow directions and be adaptable with last minute changes if they occur. Ambassadors for the El Pueblo History Museum/History Colorado. Comfortable in high energy environments