Julie Hodges
Helen DeVitt Jones Endowed Manager of Education
(806) 834-0083



General Volunteers

The NRHC hosts several events throughout the year which we invite volunteers to participate. There are also opportunities for volunteers to help with events, guided tours, educational programs and more. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please fill out our application (link) and send to, fax to 806-742-0616 or mail to NRHC, Attention Julie Hodges, BOX 43200, Lubbock, TX 79409. * Volunteers must be 18 or accompanied by an adult.

Youth Volunteers

If you are under 18 years old, there is an opportunity for you to participate in activities at the NRHC. Fill out our application and have your parents sign and return it to


Ranch Host Program

Ranch Hosts assist with education programs and special projects at the NRHC. They help bring the NRHC to life by enhancing learning opportunities available to visitors who come from throughout the United States and many foreign countries. Ranch Hosts may serve as building docents, and participants in living history and educational programs, special events and projects, or in other volunteer capacities. Membership is open to persons who volunteer their services, complete required training programs and are certified by the NRHC staff to carry out specific functions. Two regular membership meetings are held each year, one in the spring (mandatory for new Ranch Hosts) and one in the fall, as well as training classes and additional meetings and field trips arranged by the Ranch Hosts board of directors. To become a Ranch Host, please fill out our application and check the box that indicates your are interested in the Ranch Host program. You will be contacted by a member of the Ranch Host board once the application is processed. *Volunteers must be 18 or accompanied by an adult.


Upcoming Volunteer Training Events
  • February 20, 2016 Ranch Host Training

  • March 5, 2016 Ranch Host Spring Meeting

  • April 29, 2016 Volunteer Appreciate Dinner


Application Form

Download and print an application




2015 National Ranching Heritage Center
Texas Tech University
3121 Fourth Street, Lubbock, Texas 79409
Tel: (806) 742-0498
Fax: (806) 742-0616