Alamo Volunteers

Volunteers2 Alamo volunteers often serve as the face of the Alamo, sharing their passion for Texas history with millions of visitors annually.

Volunteer docents and living historians share the 300-year history of the Alamo with visitors and provide a helpful presence throughout the historic buildings and grounds to ensure that guests get the most out of their visit to the Alamo.


Volunteers typically fill one of two roles at the Alamo:

Docent - Alamo docents maintain a presence in the historic buildings and on the grounds by answering questions and interacting with our visitors.
Living Historian - Living historians use period correct clothing and other commonly used items to help Alamo visitors understand daily life in the 18th and 19th centuries.



 Living History: John Tyler (20 years)

Docent: Richard Sellinger (16 years)



Become a Volunteer


The Alamo is seeking dedicated individuals to provide meaningful, personal experiences for the millions of visitors who visit the site each year. Volunteer Docents and Living Historians play a pivotal role in the Alamo’s mission: to share the vibrant 300 year history of the Alamo and its impact on San Antonio, Texas, and the world.

Benefits of volunteering include:

Become an Alamo volunteer today!

In order to become an Alamo volunteer, you will need to:

New Volunteer Training is held in January, April, July and October. Event opportunities also available. For more information, please contact our Volunteer Program Coordinator at (210) 225–1391 ext. 4102 or



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