Saratoga Historical Museum Volunteer Opportunities

The Saratoga Historical Foundation is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to preserving and educating the public in the unique history of Saratoga. We welcome anyone with similar interests to join us in any of the volunteer activities listed.

Interested? Please phone the Museum at (408) 867.4311 and leave your name, phone number, and area of volunteer interest, or email:

· Education Docents ·

Do you enjoy working with children—then become an education docent. This popular program teaches pioneer living using the historic McWillams house and one-room schoolhouse. Initiated in 1999, education docents work with small groups of elementary school children, Scouts, or other groups. Training is provided. Docents will be asked to dress in period clothing styles: long dress, apron, bonnet for women; old fashioned shirt and cap for men. For more information, see the educational program tab on the home page.

· Capturing Oral History ·

We are looking for someone to help capture the memories of some of Saratoga’s residents about various events and times on both paper and videotape. If you are interested—give us a call.

· Keep Our Files Current for Researchers ·

Got good administrative skills? We are continually adding news clippings and other information to our resource files and need filing support. A few hours each month would be very helpful.

· Write Articles for Newsleter ·

Enjoy writing? Research and write articles for the Foundation’s newsletter. Or perhaps interview someone for an article.

· Museum Docent ·

Perhaps you have an interest in the unique history of the Saratoga area and like working with the public. You will open and close the Museum, greet visitors, answer questions, and talk about the exhibits which present various aspects of Saratoga history. Training is provided. Museum hours are Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 to 4:00 PM. You may choose any of these days to work as a museum docent, once a month or more often, depending upon your schedule.

· Help Setup or Cleanup for Events ·

If you don’t mind some exercise and enjoy setting up chairs, tables for events or cleaning up afterwards—your assistance would be appreciated.

· Meet New People--Lead Walking Tour ·

Combine history and exercise by leading one of our two walking tours of interesting homes! A script is provided as well as training. Both tours average about 1 to 1 ½ hours and are a great way to learn local history as well as meet new people.

For more information on these or other volunteer activities, please phone the Museum at (408) 867.4311 and leave your name, phone number, and area of volunteer interest, or email:

Saratoga Historical Foundation  ·  20450 Saratoga-Los Gatos Road, Saratoga, CA 95070-5935  ·  #408.867.4311