Assist Our Executive Staff!
For those who prefer a desk assignment, there is plenty to do behind-the-scenes in the administration offices. Database entry, letter-writing, and mailings are big tasks for the Autry staff. Each department has a different need, and volunteers can earn great work experience by choosing a specialized area such as marketing, graphic design, or membership. Those who can work in a fast-paced office environment are a welcome asset.
Autry membership is required to volunteer.
Join the friendly and informative Autry staff in welcoming and guiding museum visitors. You can volunteer during regular museum hours or at special events like Sizzling Summer Nights and the American Indian Arts Marketplace. Helping at the Visitor Services Desk or the Membership Desk gives you the opportunity to attend events and interact with visitors and staff.
Become a Docent
Love the West? Teach the West! History buffs and Western enthusiasts are invited to participate in this year’s summer docent training classes. Join scholars, curators, and educators in exploring the American West through history and artifacts. Then enjoy the rewards of passing along your knowledge to museum visitors as a tour guide. Participants must attend the Docent Training Program which is offered from mid June to mid September.
Help With Programs
Volunteers who love to be in the middle of the action love to help with our public programs. We need the most assistance with our big festivals—everything from directing visitors to the event locations and escorting performers backstage to staffing booths and organizing other volunteers. Smaller programs may call for taking tickets and checking RSVP lists. You can choose from theatre and music performances, lectures, festivals, food and film series, and Autry Store sales.
Help in the Autry Store
The Autry Store provides a wonderful shopping experience for young and old. It sells everything from books, films, and music to clothing, jewelry, and art. Volunteers are helpful year-round by interacting with visitors, tidying up after the school tour rush, polishing jewelry cases, and even organizing beautiful displays.
To learn more about giving to the Autry, please contact our Development Office at 323.667.2000, ext. 330.
To mail in a check, please make it out to the Autry National Center and send it to:
Autry National Center
4700 Western Heritage Way
Los Angeles, CA 90027-1462
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