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Volunteer in the Park

Our interpretive activities and seasonal events can't happen without our great volunteers. Old Town San Diego State Historic Park is always looking for persons of all ages and backgrounds interested in history and working with visitors.

Help Make Old Town History Come Alive!
Join our enthusiastic group of volunteers who share their diverse interests and heritage in one of the most popular parks. Volunteers bring the park to life in a variety of ways such as blacksmithing, leather tanning, storytelling, gardening, leading tours, assisting in museums, tortilla making, corn husk doll making, artisan’s skills, food preparation, and other fun activities!  Join in special events with an 1800s festive atmosphere! Click here for a list of Guild contacts.  

For more information, read our Volunteer brochure, contact the Volunteer Coordinator Tim Downing, (619) 220-5422, or mail to:
Old Town San Diego State Historic Park
4477 Pacific Highway
San Diego, CA  92110


Volunteer Information Center

Old Town San Diego State Historic Park is proud to announce a new way to coordinate with our talented volunteers. Volgistics, a web-based software program, allows you to:

   Track your hours
   Schedule yourself for volunteer work
   View news and announcement
   Communicate with the volunteer coordinator
Volgistics Log In





Schedule

Ongoing Living History Activities.
Every Wednesday & Saturday: Blacksmithing plus free activities and demonstrations that are fun and informative.

First Saturday.
Historic Contra Dance Society Social, open to both dancers & spectators.

Second Saturday
Print Guild, using period technology to produce newspapers, cards, etc.
Woodworking Guild

Third Saturday.
Fiber Arts (carding & spinning wool, weaving, knitting, crochet).
Historic Quilt Guild.

Fourth Wednesday.
1800s Tintype Photographers.

Fourth Saturday.
Soap Makers (demonstrating historical techniques).
Mountain Men (music & other activities).

Fifth Saturday
Victorian Penmanship Guild, demonstrating period writing techniques.

Need volunteer, community service, court referral hours?  The State Historic Park is located adjacent to the Old Town Transit Center, making access very easy via bus, trolley, or train.  There are a variety of ways to get your hours, from picking up trash, cleaning parking lots, or special projects.  Call (619) 688-3398 for more information. 


 Downloads

Volunteer Application
This form can be filled out, saved, mailed, or emailed to the volunteer coordinator.
Adobe Acrobat Reader program required.