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ORGANIZATION: Monterey State Historic Park

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 14 people are interested

Make the difference in a school child's education and turn their lessons into something they'll remember for the rest of their lives!

School group program volunteers assist MSHP Staff with hands-on interpretive presentations to 4th grade school classes. These activities introduce children to the tactile reality of Monterey's history and contextualize their lessons. Activities include rope making, tortilla cooking, cartography, leather branding, and playing with historic games and toys.

Volunteers agree:

  • To attend training to acquire a background of MSHP’s natural and cultural history and to educate 4 th grade students about the park’s natural and cultural resources using interpretive communication.
  • To lead small student groups in hands-on historical activities.
  • To perform all duties in a professional manner striving to provide courteous services for all park guests.
They should have:
  • A willingness to learn and interpret historical and cultural information for 4 th grade students.
  • Possess a positive and enthusiastic attitude and good communication skills.
  • Comfortable with park visitors of all ages and with working both with Park staff and independently.
  • The ability to make a serious commitment to attend training, continuing education workshops and meetings.

Formal training conducted by park staff is required to become a School Program Docent. Continued training will be offered for docent enrichment and as required.

Volunteers will wear a park volunteer vest which will display the State Park volunteer emblem and name tag at all times. Uniform may be substituted by approved period attire.

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1 Shift

  • 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    During dates with school groups scheduled to attend. Dates are shared on a monthly calendar with volunteers.

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About Monterey State Historic Park


20 Custom House Plaza, Monterey, CA 93940, US

Mission Statement

To provide for the health, inspiration and education of the people of California by helping to preserve the state's extraordinary biological diversity, protecting its most valued natural and cultural resources, and creating opportunities for high quality outdoor recreation.


Our state park emphasizes and interprets Monterey's extraordinary history for all visitors to the area. Volunteers support our park by assisting with school programs, living history events, and interpretive activities. We have been recognized locally and statewide as a valuable member of the community for our educational programs that provides transportation scholarships to underfunded schools to bus students to our history field trips. Additionally, volunteers work in our non-profit gift shop that funds these efforts.


Arts & Culture
Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Arts & Culture, Children & Youth, Education & Literacy


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This opportunity has 1 shift


20 Custom House PlazaNear Fisherman's WharfMonterey, CA 93940



  • General Education
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • History
  • People Skills
  • Public Speaking
  • Storytelling


  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Background Check
  • A minimum of one shift of three (3) hours per month during the active school program season (from January to May and September to November).

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