The NRHC hosts several
events throughout the year which we invite volunteers
to participate. There are also opportunities
for volunteers to help with guided tours, educational
programs and more. If you are interested in
becoming a volunteer, please fill out our application
(link) and send to Julie.firstname.lastname@example.org, fax
to 806-742-0616 or mail to NRHC, Attention Julie
Hodges, BOX 43200, Lubbock, TX 79409.
must be 18 or accompanied by an adult.
may interpret the structures, assist with activities,
such as the Ranch Hand Experience and the Stick
Horse Rodeo, greet visitors at the door, assist
with lemonade sales or participate in period
at the Ranch:
Volunteers at this event can interpret
one of the historic structures, assist with
letters to Santa, sell cider and hot chocolate,
greet visitors at the door or help guide visitors
along the trail.
Summer Youth Classes:
Every year the NRHC holds summer classes for
children in grades K-5. Volunteers at this event
assist the teachers with preparation for class,
clean up activities and lessons as well as assist
with registration and snack.
The NRHC accepts volunteers who wish to help
with a specific department. Possible jobs include
Assisting the Education staff
in development and delivery of programming.
Assisting the Curatorial staff
in cataloguing artifacts and books.
Assisting with mailings and other
general office needs.
The NRHC participates in a number of community
programs each year including the Lubbock Arts
Festival and the National Cowboy Symposium.
Volunteers are needed to help promote the Center
and its activities at these programs.
The NRHC hosts several children’s programs a
year including quarterly corrals for the Junior
Rough Riders, our children’s membership group.
Volunteers help us to prepare and guide the
children through fun and exciting learning activities.
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 Host 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. 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.