Rancho Los Cerritos logo and ranch house. Courtesy of Rancho Los Cerritos.

Volunteer opportunities abound at Rancho Los Cerritos

If your New Year’s Resolution includes helping others, or becoming more involved in the community, look no further than Rancho Los Cerritos. RLC is hosting several events for prospective volunteers this winter.

Teen Volunteer Info Session
Thursday, January 17, 4pm
RLC is looking for energetic high schoolers to help with after-school programs, Saturday crafts, and special events.

Volunteer Open House
Friday, February 8, 2:30pm
Learn about our upcoming volunteer opportunities! Volunteering at RLC is a great way to learn about Long Beach history. Volunteer opportunities include greeting visitors, leading tours, gardening, helping out at special events, working behind the scenes, and representing RLC in the larger community.

Garden Docent Training
Begins Friday, Feb 22, 9am
Learn about the many plants that make up the historic garden and the stories behind RLC’s grand “garden rooms.” Training takes place from 9am-1pm, weekly, February 22 through March 22.

House Docent Training
Begins Saturday, Feb 23, 9:30am
Learn about the people who lived and worked at the Rancho and how they contributed to the growth of Southern California, so you can lead public tours of the historic ranch house. Training takes place from 9:30am-12:30pm for 8 Saturdays, February 23-April 13.

For more information about volunteering at RLC, email [email protected] or call (562) 206-2040.

About Rancho Los Cerritos

Rancho Los Cerritos is an historic home in Long Beach, Calif. Built in 1844, the adobe home and grounds of Rancho Los Cerritos echo with the rich history of Spanish, Mexican, and American California and with the families who helped transform Southern California from its ranching beginnings to a modern, urban society. The two-story Monterey-style adobe is primarily furnished to reflect occupants and lifestyles from the 1860s-1880s.

The site, a National, State and Long Beach Historic Landmark, also includes historic gardens and a research library and archives. It is operated by the Rancho Los Cerritos Foundation in a public/private partnership with the City of Long Beach. For more information, call (562) 206-2040, visit www.rancholoscerritos.org, and follow the Rancho on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

About Rancho Los Cerritos’s Opening Doors Campaign

Rancho Los Cerritos recently embarked on a 3-year campaign to restore previously unseen rooms of the historic adobe and open doors to a dynamic learning experience for generations to come. Through the Opening Doors campaign, Rancho Los Cerritos will complete Phase Two of its Master Plan, which will nearly double access to the Rancho and transform the experience for visitors into true “living history.”

For more information about the campaign and to see restoration plans, visit https://www.rancholoscerritos.org/get-involved-hub/give-now-hub/.

This article was released by Rancho Los Cerritos.