Governor's Residence Volunteer Opportunities

Governor's Residence volunteer docents provide tours of this elegant and historic home to the general public.

AmeriCorps 2020 Program

History Colorado is seeking applicants for the K2H Civic Futures AmeriCorps Program to help expand educational opportunities for Colorado students through the agency’s museums statewide. The K2H Americorps program supports civic learning and engagement programs in K-12 or community-based sites.

The deadline for applying for AmeriCorps is March 15, 2020.

Docent

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Desired Schedule:

Volunteers are asked to work a minimum of 12 shifts/year.

Job Description:

Serves as a representative for the Governor's Residence Preservation Fund, supporting the organization's mission.

Responsibilities:

Historic Public Tours/Holiday Tours/Doors Open Denver

  • Docents are familiar with all types of public tours given at the residence.
  • Comfortable working with a variety of people of all ages.
  • Conveys historical facts and stories to further the learning and enjoyment of our visitors.
  • Assists Governor's Residence Preservation Fund (GRPF) staff with guest services.
  • Ability to stand and talk for three to four hours at a time.

Special Events

  • Conveys historical facts and stories to further the learning and enjoyment of our visitors.
  • Assists GRPF staff with guest services such as coat checks, greeting, name tags, ushering, light butler services.
  • Are able to stand and talk for three to four hours at a time.
Youth Advisory Council

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The History Colorado Youth Advisory Council (YAC) is a group of teens whose goal is to increase youth involvement in History Colorado and its museums by creating opportunities for young history enthusiasts.

What is the age range for YAC? The age range is 11-19.

How long will each member serve on the council? Members will serve a term of one year and will have a chance to reapply each year.

When will YAC meet during the year? Meetings will be held from October - June on the second Saturday of each month from 9:30 - 11:30 AM.

Where are meetings going to be held? All meetings will be held virtually during the COVID 19 pandemic.  We will reevaluate meeting in person throughout the term.