The Santa Clarita History Center offers unique opportunities for volunteers with a variety of talents, from scanning documents to helping with restoration projects as part of a team, to organizing and assisting with museum operations. If you would like to contribute your time and talents, please contact Archivist Eva Gritz at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (661) 373-9514.
The Center also depends on donations and sponsorships to provide quality, accurate and educational exhibits in all of our spaces. If you would like to sponsor a project at the Santa Clarita History Center, please contact Restoration Coordinator Leon Worden at Lworden@scvtv.com.
BECOME A DOCENT
Stay tuned for new docent opportunities in the coming months. To participate, please contact Barbara Martinelli by e-mail at email@example.com.
WHAT ARE DOCENTS?
Docents are trained volunteers who greet visitors to the Santa Clarita History Center, sharing their knowledge of the Santa Clarita Valley’s history and lore with tours of our museum and buildings under restoration. Docents often give presentations to groups of school children, Scouts and other organizations in the community.
Docents are people of all ages and backgrounds who share certain traits: They are curious about our area history; they like museums; and they enjoy working with children and adults. If you fit this description, please consider becoming a museum docent — and if you know someone with these interests, let them know about the Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society’s Docent Program.
HOW WILL I LEARN WHAT I NEED TO KNOW?
Docent training is held on an as-needed basis. It involves several Saturdays touring the major historic sites of our valley, and listening to presentations on pertinent historical topics. After the training, your are asked to volunteer at least one weekend afternoon each month at the Santa Clarita History Center.
WHAT DO I GET OUT OF IT?
Perhaps the most gratifying part of being a docent is the direct role you play in keeping our history alive by re-telling the stories of Santa Clarita Valley history to a new generation of children and adults; as well as instroducing visitors to this important community resource — the Santa Clarita History Center and the Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society. With your interest in history, you’ll enjoy this most interesting and fun way of giving back to your community.