VOLUNTEERING WITH US
Interesting and rewarding volunteer opportunities are awaiting you at Pasadena Heritage!
Whether you see volunteering as a way to enrich your membership, to get to know people involved in architectural preservation, or to pursue a personal interest, we hope volunteering with Pasadena Heritage will be a rewarding experience. We have opportunities for outgoing and friendly tour docents and hosts, projects for people who prefer to work quietly behind the scenes and activities for those who enjoy working with others. Volunteers are needed throughout the year in the offices as well as before, during and after special events. Event volunteers work during educational programs and special events such as architectural tours, the Celebration on the Colorado Street Bridge and Craftsman Weekend.
Volunteering with Pasadena Heritage is a great way to support architectural preservation in our community! Volunteer outreach is typically circulated 2 months in advance and requests are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Please reply early to receive your preferred assignment. To volunteer for a specific project or to obtain more information, please click the link below for our most current volunteer opportunities or contact the volunteer coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or (626) 441-6333, ext. 11.
CURRENT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:
We are currently accepting volunteers for the Spring Home Lecture and Tour. If you would like to volunteer please fill out this form : Volunteer Form. If you have any questions please reach out to us via email: email@example.com.
Assignments are filled on a first-come, first-served basis, so we hope to hear from you soon!
OTHER VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES INCLUDE:
Office Volunteers: Volunteers with office skills and experience are needed to help with answering telephones, mailings, and other administrative tasks, especially during busy event times. Flexible hours are available.
Oral History Project: Volunteers are needed to research and record interviews with Pasadena area residents from all walks of life. Training is provided.
Event Ticket Sales: Volunteer opportunities are available in Event Ticket Sales and Will Call prior to and during all Pasadena Heritage events. Duties include: taking ticket orders and payments in person or over the phone and filling, processing and mailing orders.
Membership Outreach During Pasadena Heritage Events: Volunteers greet event guests and answer questions regarding Pasadena Heritage membership and our programs at designated event membership tables. Volunteers collect guest contact information and signup new members who join during the event.
Old Pasadena Walking Tour Docents: Discover or deepen your knowledge of the fascinating architectural history of Pasadena by leading small groups through the beautiful and thriving Old Pasadena National Register Historic District. Docent training is provided for a 2-1/2 hour walking tour highlighting Pasadena's oldest commercial district. The Old Pasadena Walking Tour is very popular and held quarterly or on special request.
Architectural Tour Docents and Hosts: Volunteers are needed throughout the year as docents and hosts for architectural tours primarily in the spring and fall each year. In the spring, Pasadena Heritage offers our annual Spring Home Tour, traditionally on the last Sunday in March. The tour’s theme varies, featuring a noted architect or an architectural era or style. In the fall, Pasadena Heritage celebrates Craftsman Weekend during the 2nd weekend each October. Craftsman Weekend is the largest conference devoted to the Craftsman era of architecture in the western United States. Craftsman Weekend also has many opportunities for docents and hosts to participate in a collection of bus and walking tours. Volunteers for these events attend a special training at the house to which they are assigned prior to the tour. Docents share scripted material and background with tour goers, while hosts are present to help guests move throughout each property. Volunteer shifts are 2-1/2 hours in length. Before and/or after an assigned shift, volunteers are welcome to view the other homes on tour as our guests.