The Office of History & Culture has an excellent volunteer program with over 70 active members. These volunteers give their time, knowledge and skills by participating in a wide range of activities. Some of these activities include helping with special events and programs, group tours, school tours, the traveling museum program, and collections. There are many ways to become involved!
A volunteer's primary responsibility is to connect with the museum's visitors and to give them the best experience possible. As a volunteer you will need to:
- Be knowledgeable about the Museum's collections and the courthouse architecture
- Teach visitors about the Museum's collections
- Engage tour participants in enjoyable and meaningful learning activities and discussions
- Greet visitors and offer Museum information as needed
- Be approachable and friendly
- Attend required training and informational meetings
- Be prepared and arrive on time for all scheduled volunteer shifts, tours and meetings
- Promote the Museum’s programs and events within the community
- Have fun!
All volunteers receive a Volunteer Training Manual with detailed information about the services provided at the Office of History & Culture, as well as a brief overview of Denton County history.
Volunteer training sessions are held several times throughout the year to give an overview of the opportunities available to you.
New Docent Orientation and Training Scheduled for Wednesday February 8, 2017, 10 AM - 12 PM
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please contact our Education and Tour Coordinator, Gretel L'Heureux. 940.349.2854 or Gretel.L'Heureux@dentoncounty.com
"Volunteering with the OHC has been a joyful learning experience, both from working with the staff and from talking to visitors. The questions asked by the visitors opens up new learning experiences for me and for them. The visitors' stories of their past in Denton and in Denton County are fascinating."
"A request for volunteers in the Dallas Morning News brought me to the volunteer program at the OHC. Not only did I get to meet a wonderful group of people, I also learned so much about the history of Texas and our surrounding community. The experience of seeing the Courthouse Museum through the eyes of the children touring has been very rewarding. I always look forward to the days I volunteer."
"I began volunteering with the Office of History & Culture in 2013, during the last year of my undergraduate studies. It was the perfect opportunity to obtain knowledge and acquire skills outside of the classroom. Much of the information I've learned at the museum assisted in my college endeavors. Moreover, I was able to put a substantial amount of new skills on my resume!"
"I totally enjoy every involvement I have has with the Office of History & Culture from being a volunteer at the courthouse to working with school groups (my favorite!) to Tea & History to doing house tours to working on Halloween, giving away treats at the Historical Park. It is great...new friends, new activities, and I have learned so much about Denton County!"