Become A Volunteer

You can volunteer in many different ways!

School Tours

Teach students the history of Kern County and the West. It is our volunteers that bring Native American Life, One Room School, Frontier Life, Black Gold: The Oil Experience, and Pioneer Village to life.

Curatorial Services

Assist with the preservation of historic photographs, researching Kern County history, exhibit production, and more.

Museum Operations

Operations volunteers help with building and grounds maintenance, assist gift store staff, participate in Kern County Museum events, and clerk various exhibits.

Costumed Interpreters

Wear period costumes as you interpret the history of the businesses, homes, and people of Kern County, giving visitors a true understanding of that life was like for past residents. Perfect for local actors or performers. No acting experience is required.


Have a flair for advertising and promotion? Our Marketing Department is continually seeks enthusiastic and creative individuals to assist with tasks ranging from graphic design, photography, videography, event flyer distribution, and more.

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