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Volunteer Opportunities

MSHP Volunteers Have Fun in Many Ways!

Would you like to give historic walking tours? Can you help us in the park store? Do you like to help children learn about California history? Monterey State Historic Park Provides Training!  Volunteers also enjoy regular continuing education classes, field trips, and trainings.  Please email Michael Green  by clicking on his name or call (831) 649-7172 for more information.
Note: Volunteers handle cash, work around historic collections and instruct children. All volunteers are required to pass a LiveScan backround check before assuming their duties.

Cooper Museum Storekeeper

Storekeepers work in the Cooper Museum Store and promote and interpret the Cooper-Molera Adobe and garden, and other buildings and activities.  They sell items and help visitors understand why these items are sold. Storekeepers ensure the Cooper-Molera property remains open to the public seven days per week. Proceeds from the store directly support the park's educational progams for children.

Walking Tour Guide
Volunteer Guides augment our current program by providing history walking tours of the area around Custom House on Thursdays from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Hands-on/Living History Docent
Living History Docents promote and interpret Monterey State Historic Park buildings and gardens.  They demonstrate and interpret early California activities like rope-making, branding, leather stamping, cooking, and embroidery for visiting school groups and Living History events. 

Robert Louis Stevenson House Docent
Stevenson House docents promote and interpret the Stevenson House.  They keep the house open to the public on Saturdays and the first Sunday of every month, beginning in late March.

Living History Dancer
Dancers educate and entertain the public about the history, dances, and customs of early California.  Demonstrations of historic dances and music occur periodically throughout the year during park Living History events.