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New Volunteer Orientation

  • Saturday, November 9 at 10 a.m. - 2013
  • Saturday, February 15 at 10 a.m. - 2014

Heritage Village is accepting new volunteers NOW

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Volunteer Application Adobe Acrobat Reader file

Village volunteers connect the past with the present. Learn how YOU can become involved at this 21-acre history museum!

  • Do you enjoy greeting and welcoming people?
  • Do you enjoy sharing stories with young people?
  • Do you love Florida and Pinellas County history?
  • Do you like making new friends?
  • Do you like to learn about historic preservation?

Then Heritage Village is for YOU!

Training provided for volunteers working in the following positions:

  • Greeter
  • Historic House Caretaker
  • Summer volunteers – adult volunteers support the Junior Docent volunteers (see below)
  • Docent
  • Receptionist
  • Gift Shop Volunteer

Other positions needed include:

  • Maintenance
  • Museum Grounds Care
  • Junior Docent
  • Office Assistant
  • Traditional Craft Demonstrator
  • Special Events Assistants

Unique Volunteer Opportunities-Descriptions:

  • Docent Tour Guide: Are you curious or interested about architecture, historic houses, Pinellas County or Florida history? Do you enjoy sharing your knowledge and passion with others? Then join our docents at Heritage Village and welcome visitors to our historic structures. Engage guests in conversation about community life, architectural styles, artifacts and more. One on one
    training and mentoring by experienced volunteers is provided.
  • Museum Greeters: Meet school groups, bus tours and visitors, provide tour information, help guests read their maps and answer questions in the field. Morning and afternoon shifts available.
  • Historic House Caretaker: “Adopt an historic house” and provide special care and detailing utilizing historic house preservation guidelines.
  • Maintenance: Are you experienced with home or commercial repair or are you interested in historic preservation? Help staff with behind the scenes upgrades, light maintenance and simple repairs. Inside and outside work is available.
  • Grounds Assistant: Do you love the Florida piney woods? Help keep Heritage Village pathways, porches and walkways clear of debris and provide upkeep to plantings around historic houses. Heritage Village Garden volunteers provide interesting info on the history of agriculture, crops and growing vegetable gardens in Florida.

Please review the county's Volunteer Services website for descriptions and available volunteer vacancies.


College Internships at Heritage Village – Summer 2015

College Internships are now available at Heritage Village for summer 2015.  Interested adults 18 years of age and older enrolled in a related college program can apply. Summer interns assist Heritage Village with youth programming and support for the Junior Docent and Passport Adventures programs. The Passport Adventures program brings visiting youth age 4 – 11 years to tour Heritage Village; and the Junior Docent program prepares youth age 12 – 17 years to provide historic tours.  Interns contribute approximately 100 volunteer hours while gaining valuable work experience and college credit. 

College Intern Training Dates:  June 3, 4, and 5, 2015; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For more information and to have a Volunteer Application Packet sent directly to you, please call 727-582-2125, or email: heritagevillage@pinellascounty.org to receive an application packet.


Junior Docent Volunteers
Junior Docent Young Group Junior Docent Volunteers Junior Docent

Looking for a FUN and CHALLENGING volunteer opportunity?

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Junior Docent Karen Walls

Sign up now! We need the leaders of tomorrow
to be a part of the past, today!

Junior Docents at Heritage Village are students ages 12 through 17 from the community who enjoy learning about Pinellas County and Florida history. Teen volunteers donate their time:

  • Researching and presenting guided tours at Heritage Village
  • Participating in special events and festivals
  • Learning living history activities
  • Providing a community role model to children and young adults
  • Hours credited towards the Bright Futures College Scholarships program

Take a look and enjoy:

Junior Docent Newsletter: Adobe Acrobat Reader file

New Junior Docent Volunteer Orientation

TBA - June, 2016 at 10 a.m.
Pinellas Room at Heritage Village, 11909 125th Street N., Largo, FL 33774
Each youth must be accompanied by a guardian/adult

Summer Orientation and Training:  Each summer, teens from Pinellas County join the volunteer team at Heritage Village and are provided a special training session. Approved as a Bright Future volunteer location, Heritage Village's Junior Docent Program encourages teens aged 12 - 17 to learn about local and Florida history by participating in the fun action packed Passport Adventures program. Teens provide historic house tours, demonstrate fun living history activities, play historic games, sing songs and much more.

Junior Docent Training Dates:  June 10, 11 and 12, 2015; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
For more information and to have a Junior Docent Volunteer Application Packet sent directly to you, please call 727-582-2125, or email: heritagevillage@pinellascounty.org.

For more information call (727) 582-2125 or email heritagevillage@pinellascounty.org