Volunteering? What’s not to love?
My time spent as a volunteer at Coronado Historic Site has literally changed my life! Suddenly, I felt like I was needed, and that what I was doing made a difference. It is difficult to put into words exactly how much this experience has meant to me. Being a volunteer at Coronado Historic Site has not only kept me busy since I retired, but it has enabled me to do something worthwhile with my time, and to make lots of new friends.
As a Gift Shop volunteer, I get to meet people from all over the world, and they are eager to talk about their experiences. They come into the shop to find mementos and gifts for their family back home, and it is a pleasure to help them find what they want. Sometimes, I fear I am the shop's best customer; I keep finding books, pottery and jewelry that I cannot live without. We are currently open only one shift per day. With more volunteers we can increase to two shifts. which means we could keep the shop open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the same time that the site is open.
As a Docent, I have the opportunity to educate visitors about an amazing place. They come to Coronado Historic to learn about the history of Kuaua, and are friendly and full of questions. Most of them are awed by this place and return when they get a chance, bringing with them their friends and family. The painted Kiva is something they will always remember, and I like to think that maybe I had something to do with that. Once you have completed Ranger Annie’s Docent Training class and “shadowed” other Docents, you are ready to tell the story of Kuaua!
So ....... if you're ready to enrich your life, come join us and volunteer!