George Ranch Historical Park is a 23,000+ acre working ranch. Volunteers are needed to enrich the experience of guests visiting at the historical park. Below are some opportunities:
George Ranch Interpretive Teen
Teens ages 13- 17 can volunteer to become a George Ranch Interpretive Teen (G.R.I.T.s) if they meet requirements. The volunteer will tell the story of a Texas family through four generations. For more information, please visit: Become a George Ranch Interpretive Teen
Adult Volunteer Opportunities
Education Specialist-Delivers clear and engaging historical content to elementary and middle school children. Assist in teaching students through hands-on activities as they learn about the past.
Historic Homes Docent-Lead guests through the historic homes while sharing the family’s story accurately and enthusiastically. Assist in preservation of the artifacts by ensuring guests follow the material culture guidelines.
Group Greeter-Welcome tour leaders and school groups when they arrive at the George Ranch, provide directional assistance, answer basic questions and escort them to begin their tours or programs.
Historic Artisan-Use skills you already possess or wish to learn – gardening, blacksmithing, woodworking, quilting, cooking, weaving, spinning, landscaping, etc – and use them to improve the Ranch. Artisans can either work behind the scenes crafting materials to be used for presentations, or demonstrate their craft for the public.
Historic Costumer-Read historic patterns and sew historically appropriate costumes for staff and volunteers. Routinely patch and repair historic clothes. Costumers help ensure that the Ranch presents an authentic portrayal of the past.
Cowboy-Take part in cattle roping demonstrations. Give presentations on ranch life and history. Must have prior horse and large livestock experience.
Special Events Assistant– Help with storytelling, craft activities, food sales, logistics, etc. during special events such as Texian Market Days, Halloween, Campfire Christmas, Spring Break, Runaway Scrape, etc.
Project Volunteers/Group Volunteers– Assist in various projects that occasionally arise at the museum. This could be helping in clerical work, maintenance projects, repair work, etc. The Ranch welcomes groups to come out as well. Just contact the Volunteer Coordinator to discuss opportunities.
For more information, you can also visit http://www.georgeranch.org/support-join/volunteer/
Want to volunteer?: If you are a teen and interested in becoming a George Ranch Interpretive Teens (G.R.I.T.s), please fill out the GRITS Application form: G.R.I.T.s volunteer application form