Volunteer

Join our vibrant Huntington Volunteer Community!

As a Huntington volunteer, you'll be vital in sharing our extensive art, library, and botanical collections, engaging exhibitions, and enriching public educational programs. With over 1,000 volunteers working on our campus each year, we're constantly seeking dynamic, inquisitive individuals eager to contribute to The Huntington's mission.

We offer training, enrichment, and knowledge-building opportunities to our volunteers throughout the year, in addition to discounts, service awards, and an annual recognition event.

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A Welcoming Environment for All

Dedicated to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment reflective of Los Angeles County, The Huntington relies on volunteers as crucial partners in this endeavor, ensuring that everyone will find inspiration. We welcome applications from individuals of all backgrounds and life experiences. No prior experience is necessary; we provide comprehensive training for all programs.

Requirements

  • Adult volunteers are asked to commit to a minimum of 4 hours of volunteer service per month for 6 months or 1 year, depending on the assignment. Some assignments allow for flexible self-scheduling, while others, like gardening, ask for a weekly 3-hour shift.
  • Teen volunteers are asked to commit to a weekly 2-hour assignment for a 4-month term with the potential to participate in additional terms.

Future Opportunities

Adult Volunteers

We are seeking adult volunteers to lead school program tours on weekday mornings who are specifically excited to work with K–2 students, teach about plants, or have multilingual abilities. If this is you, please attend our Zoom info session on Thursday, May 30, from 1–3 p.m. To register, email volunteer@huntington.org.

We hope to reopen our general adult application process in September.

Teen Volunteers

We accept applications from prospective teen volunteers as early as 14 years old. Our active teen program is available year-round, with terms commencing in February, June, and September. After submitting their application, applicants will be notified of how to sign up for the next triannual group interview.

Teen Application

What to Expect

Step 1 Attend a Volunteer Information Session (new sessions in September 2024.)

Step 2 Complete a Volunteer Interest Form to let us know which volunteer position you are interested in.

Step 3 Attend an interview session. If selected, you will be asked to complete an application and create a volunteer profile. Please note that we receive a high volume of candidates and cannot place everyone.

Step 4 Attend Volunteer Orientation.

Step 5 Attend Onboarding and Training Day

If you have questions, please contact the volunteer office, volunteer@huntington.org or call 626-405-3429.