Looking for an exciting way to get involved in your community, fulfill volunteer hours and learn new skills? Join the Teen Docent program at Los Altos History Museum! Participants will have the opportunity to interact with museum professionals and community members while getting a behind-the-scenes look at museum magic in action.

After a week-long July training seminar (9am-3pm) participants will become museum docents, working 2-4 hours each month. Teen docents will lead tours, interact with visitors, and assist with museum activities and programs.

Why Join?

  • Meet other students with similar interests – make new friends in a fun, educational and interactive environment
  • Gain valuable skills and real work experience
  • Work alongside museum professionals and gather insight into various fields of study
  • Enhance your college resume and gain experience that will make your college essay stand out
  • Be an active and valued member of the LAHM team – we depend on you!


  • Currently enrolled as a local high school student
  • Submit a complete application found on our website
  • Available for a week-long, 10am-3pm interactive July 2020 training program
  • Availability to work small (2-4 hr.) monthly weekend shifts during the school year
  • Punctuality and willingness to learn new skills
  • Strong work ethic and respect for others
  • Interest in local history, public speaking, and/or customer service

Program Details & Logistics:

  • Admission is free
  • Drinks and snacks will be provided
  • Participants are responsible for bringing their own lunch, or may purchase food from nearby shops or restaurants during lunch break
  • Participants will frequently spend time outdoors and should bring sunscreen and/or hats
  • LAHM is fully wheelchair accessible

How to Apply (Applications will reopen in Spring 2020)

Step 1: Download the Teen Docent Program application document below. Answer the questions provided and save your document as either a PDF or Word document.

Step 2: Return to this page and fill out the below form. Upload your completed application and submit. (Note, incoming applications will not be reviewed until Spring 2020)

Submit Teen Docent Program Application

Applications to reopen in Spring 2020