• The churches of San Antonio were the heart of the Spanish colonal mission communities.

    San Antonio Missions

    National Historical Park Texas

Volunteer

The primary goal of San Antonio Missions National Historical Park is to help the public understand the Spanish colonial role and impact in the Southwest. Through understanding, park visitors will appreciate the significance of the missions, and help to preserve them.

Volunteer-in-Parks (VIPs) are public-spirited people of all ages, walks of life, and educational backgrounds. Though they are individually different, they share a common interest – a love for the missions and national parks, and a desire to impart their enthusiasm and knowledge to others.

VIPs supplement the efforts of full-time employees. Tasks include everything from conducting wildlife and plant surveys to leading guided tours to performing clerical duties to maintaining park facilities.

 

For more information regarding San Antonio Missions National Historical Park volunteer program, please contact the Park Volunteer Coordinator.

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Visitor Program Guides
Activities: Tour Guide/Interpretation, Visitor Information
Dates: on-going

Visitor Information
Activities: Visitor Information
Dates: on-going

Grist Mill Operator
Activities: Tour Guide/Interpretation, Visitor Information
Dates: on-going

Maintenance Worker
Activities: Construction/Maintenance, Historical Preservation, General Assistance
Dates: on-going

On Board Amtrak Train Guide
Activities: Tour Guide/Interpretation, Visitor Information
Dates: apply before 04/15/2013 for summer program

Archeology Assistant
Activities: Archaeology, Computers
Dates: on-going

Gardener
Activities: Botany, General Assistance
Dates: on-going

Administration Assistant
Activities: Computers, Office/Clerical
Dates: on-going

Blacksmith
Activities: Tour Guide/Interpretation
Dates: on-going


To view more NPS volunteer opportunities, go to www.volunteer.gov/gov

Did You Know?

San Jose's gristmill is believed to be the oldest in Texas.

The mill at San Jose was in use and grinding wheat by 1794. The mill is believed to be the oldest in Texas. In 2001 President Bush came to San Antonio Missions National Historical Park and dedicated the mill, which is in use today.