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Volunteer Opportunities


Are you interested in Texas history? Do you enjoy sharing your knowledge with others? The Alamo is currently looking for volunteers. Volunteering at the Alamo is a rewarding and educational experience. If you are interested in volunteering please call Sherri Driscoll at 225-1391 ext. 24 or email her at sdriscoll@thealamo.org

History Internships

The Alamo offers unpaid internships to local high school and college students who want to explore a career in public history and/or museum studies.  The experience is intended to give interns a valuable and meaningful experience that will help them reach their career goals.  Interns must have their own transportation.  Parking downtown near the Alamo is provided. 

Assignments can include:

  • working with collection management software
  • conducting exhibit research
  • assisting with visitor services

If interested, please contact Dr. Bruce Winders, Curator & Historian, for more information.

Conservator Internships

The Alamo offers unpaid internships to local college students who want to explore a career in historic preservation and conservation. The Conservator Internship is intended to give interns a valuable and meaningful experience that will help them reach their career goals.  Interns must have their own transportation.  Parking downtown near the Alamo is provided.  All work will be under the immediate supervision of Pam Rosser, the Alamo's preservation specialist. Contact Pam Rosser, Alamo Conservator, for more information.

Alamo Docents (Volunteers)

The primary purpose for the Alamo Docent program at the Alamo is to provide a meaningful educational experience for the visitor through personal interaction. For this reason we ask that all volunteers devote their attention to our visitors while at the Alamo. Keep in mind that while here docents represent the Alamo. Also remember that the public associates the behavior of all volunteers with the Alamo and its interpretation. As such, each volunteer's behavior is a reflection on the Alamo.

Basic Expectation of Job Performance

As an Alamo Docent and a volunteer at the Alamo Complex, you are expected to:

  • Be at your designated post.
  • Be accessible to visitors.
  • Provide security oversight in your assigned area.
  • Be well groomed and conform to the specified clothing requirement.
  • Be knowledgeable; continually demonstrate growth.
  • Be punctual.
  • Refer questions or inquiries to proper sources.
  • Respond to visitors needs; exceed visitor expectations when possible.
  • Display respect for the DRT, the Alamo staff, and fellow volunteers.
  • Maintain confidentiality regarding the operation of the site.
  • Follow proper procedure for grievances.
  • Refuse any monetary gratuity [tips] from visitors.

Being an Alamo Docent requires:

  • The ability to communicate information to the public.
  • The ability to assist the public with problems they may experience.
  • An even tempered disposition and the ability to remain pleasant under stress.
  • Standing for long periods of time.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • You must be at least 18 years old.
  • You must have at least a high school diploma.
  • You must be willing to work with the public.
  • You must have your own transportation to and from the Alamo.
  • You must have an interest in the Alamo and Texas history.
  • You must be willing to submit to a background check.

The Selection Process:

The Alamo periodically issues public call for individuals who would like to volunteer their service as docents. These individuals are invited to an orientation meeting as the Alamo where they will learn more about the docent program. If accepted into the program, volunteers will receive training materials to help them prepare for their role in the Alamo’s interpretative program.

Check the Alamo’s Schedule of Events for the Next Docent Orientation.  View Calendar