Volunteers are the foundation by which the Museum grows and thrives. Museum volunteers play an important and active role in day-to-day operations and in a variety of activities and programs sponsored by the Museum. Volunteers give their time and special skills, and in return, they receive opportunities for continued education and a variety of volunteer benefits.
Be a Docent:
-Lead School Students through the Museum on Tours
-Lead Adult Groups on Tours
-Share your knowledge of the Museum with Visitors during Special Events
-Assist Museum Staff
Docents sign up for the days they wish to work based on the monthly field trip schedule. They also receive special training from staff and fellow volunteers, as well as a docent handbook and CDs made by the Museum founder, Bud Lueck.
*Please note that typical field trip docent lead tours are Tuesdays-Fridays, 10 am - 12 pm. Our largest student population are third graders.
Heritage of the Americas Museum
The Heritage of the Americas Museum is located on a knoll near the West entrance of Cuyamaca College in Rancho San Diego, California. The Museum is a cultural and educational center featuring the prehistoric and historic art and culture of the Americas and natural history of the world.
Though child-friendly, the Museum houses a collection that would be considered incredible by any standards. People of all ages marvel at the vast array of items displayed in the four wings of the Museum.
A visit to the Museum is like taking a journey through time. It begins in the Natural Wing, with collections of meteorites, gems and minerals, and fossils from all over the world. There is also an array of mounted animals and sea life specimens. The Archaeology Wing contains an amazing collection of pre-Columbian artifacts from throughout the Americas. The Anthropology Wing follows, with artifacts generally from the last two centuries after the arrival of the Europeans. The biggest surprise comes from in the Art Wing. It began as a collection of more recent Western Art, with many noted artists represented. Then Bud added an exceptional collection of Chinese artifacts. The collection of dynastic jade pieces, including a 2,000 year-old jade burial suit from the Han Dynasty, is considered one of the finest in the United States.
The Heritage of the Americas Museum is a 501(c)3 non-profit education foundation under the guidance of a Board of Directors.
Volunteers are the foundation by which the Museum grows and thrives. Museum volunteers play an important and active role in day-to-day operations and in a variety of activities and programs sponsored by the Museum. Volunteers give their…
If interested, please send us an inquiry via email (email@example.com) or phone (619-670-5194) to set up a time for you to come in and see if you're a good match for the Museum, in addition to filling out paper work.
If interested, please send us an inquiry via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (619-670-5194) to set up a time for you to come in and see if you're a good match for the Museum, in addition…