The Institute of Texan Cultures provides a wide range of volunteer opportunities which contributes to the growth and education of San Antonio. Including but not limited to tour guides, office or event assistants, there are many ways for people to share their talents.

"Working with children of all ages. I enjoy the friendship with the other docents and staff. I love Texas history. I have learned so much working here and have met so many wonderful people."
- Linda M., ITC docent for over 6 years


Short-term and One-time Volunteer Opportunities
Assignments may include:

  • Special Events (to volunteer at a festival, click here)
  • Service Days

Long-term Volunteer Program:
Volunteers who wish to remain active volunteers for an extended period of time may join the Institute of Texan Cultures (ITC) Volunteer Program. These volunteers make a long-term commitment to continuously volunteer in a single or a variety of roles at the Institute of Texan Cultures. The mission of the ITC Volunteer Program is to train and empower dedicated volunteers to lead tours with school field trips, assist with the visitor experience, programs, or with the daily operations of the various departments within the Institute of Texan Cultures. In appreciation for sharing their time and talents, volunteers will have access to a number of benefits not afforded to the general public.
Assignments may include:

  • Tour Guide
  • Gallery Attendants
  • Office Assistants
  • Greeters and Visitor Service Personnel
  • Exhibit Presenters
  • Library and Research Assistants
  • Staff Support


Anyone interested in becoming a docent for ITC will be required to apply.

Requirements for Application

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Have access to the Internet and an active email address
  • Complete a background check
  • For the Long Term Volunteer Program, must pass an interview and acceptance process, participate in orientation and attend additional trainings

For questions or to apply in person, please contact the ITC Volunteer Manager at (210) 458–2226 or email ITCvolunteers@utsa.edu