Join us as we bring 19th century San Diego history to life through our adobe homes and historical museums. Our historic state park gets over 3.5 million visitors annually and we cannot hope to provide the best experience without the help from dedicated volunteers!

What does volunteering at Old Town San Diego State Historic Park look like?

Our Interpretive Volunteers dress in accurate 1800s period attire as they demonstrate the different skills and occupations necessary to thrive in this historic adobe pueblo (town). 

Our opportunities for Interpretive  Volunteers include:

  • Museum Docents
  • School Programs
  • Quilting
  • Spinning
  • Special Events
  • More to come throughout the year

If traditional period attire is not your style, you can always volunteer with our Visitor Services, Resource Management, or Park Support Programs. Volunteers in these roles serve the park in different ways and behind the scenes, to strengthen our park’s visitor experience.

You can join us as a:

  • Park Host
  • Boosters of Old Town (BOOT) Store Member 
  • Park Resource Management Member
  • Natural Resource Management Member
  • Craft Committee Member

Volunteer General Requirements:

  • Applicants must complete at least 3 shifts per month.
  • Applicants must be willing to complete at least one year of service.
  • Applicants must pass a livescan background check

Volunteer Information Center

Old Town San Diego State Historic Park is proud to announce a new way to coordinate with our talented volunteers; Better Impact!

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