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Volunteer at the UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures!
Present an exhibit or a living history building to 4th grade students on their field trips.
As a living history volunteer, you will receive training about a specific exhibit or pioneer-era building from Texas History. When you are ready, you will then have ongoing opportunities to present a "day in the life" of those who would have lived in this type of building to a group of students on a field trip for 10 minute segments. The buildings are an 1800's westward expansion era fort, an adobe home, a school house, a log house and a barn. Or inside at at a cowboy, Native American, Sharecropper house or other exhibits.
The time commitment is only one morning a week M-F for a few hours.
These volunteers dress in character, learn from our scripts and from our library, plus add their own knowledge if applicable. Orientation and initial training is provided and ongoing training opportunities are available.
This exciting volunteer opportunity helps educate school age kids on a variety of ways that cultures of the past have shaped the Texas we live in today.