Store volunteers help out in the Museum's small lobby gift shop, working solo for their shift. The volunteer rings up sales on the Square point-of-sale system, greets people when they walk into the lobby, and opens and closes the register, which involves counting the money and filling out a Cash Count Sheet. Currently, the store is open 1 - 3 pm, Thurs-Sun. Volunteers are scheduled for one two-hour shift, and can work as many days per month as they choose.
We are a mid-size Museum, and our volunteers and visitors are very friendly. This is a nice opportunity to learn about our exhibits and interact with a wide age-range of people, from kids to seniors.
Los Altos History Museum gathers and presents compelling stories and artifacts that bridge the past and the present by fostering the creative energy of staff and volunteers to challenge established narratives and produce engaging educational programs and exhibits for our community.
Located in one of the few remaining apricot orchards of Santa Clara Valley, the Los Altos History Museum explores the rich history of local people and how the use of the land over time has transformed the agricultural paradise once known as the "Valley of Heart’s Delight" into the high technology hub of today’s Silicon Valley.
Opened in spring of 2001, the Los Altos History Museum resides in an impressive three-level, 8,200-square-foot building - built entirely with private donations; building ownership was transferred to the City of Los Altos in 2002. The Museum features a changing exhibits gallery as well as the permanent exhibit, "Crown of the Peninsula," that describes the rich history of Los Altos and the surrounding area. There’s more history just across the lushly landscaped courtyard in the landmark J. Gilbert Smith House. Built in 1905, the home is nestled under majestic heritage oaks and has been meticulously refurbished to replicate a farmhouse of the 1930’s. Visitors are welcome to enjoy the gardens and picnic tables even when the House and Museum are closed.
Arts & Culture
We'll work with your schedule.
Los Altos History Museum51 S. San Antonio RoadLos Altos, CA94022
October 22, 2020
Basic Computer Skills
Must be at least 18
2 hours per shift. As many shift per month as they choose.