Sunnyvale Heritage Park Museum has no paid staff, we rely on volunteers for everything! There are lots of ways you can make a difference with just a small commitment.

Adult Volunteers

Victorian Teas

behind the scenes workroom

behind the scenes workroom

Help keep local history alive with as little as four hours of your time each month!  The Sunnyvale Historical Society and Museum Association has numerous volunteer opportunities covering a broad range of duties and skills—one is sure to be a fit for you:

  • Become a docent and guide visitors through our museum, presenting information and answering questions.
  • Volunteer in our gift shop and help customers select just the right item for their collection or their friends.
  • Engage with third graders to help them understand what life was like in “olden times”.
  • Make treats or help serve at one of our popular teas.
  • Help with the cataloging and archiving process.
  • Provide office or IT support.
  • And many more….

Student Docent Program – 2019-2020 school year

Student Docent Program

Student Docent Program

The Sunnyvale Heritage Park Museum announces the formation of a student docent volunteer program, a free opportunity for teens to fulfill volunteer service hours and enhance their college resumé in a fun and interactive way!

Following their training, participants will become museum docents, working 2-4 hours each month through the 2019-2020 school year, leading tours, interacting with visitors, and assisting with museum activities and programs.

The museum has received numerous requests for opportunities for high school students to participate at the museum, and this program is a result of those requests.

The Student Docent Program will provide real work experience, the students will explore local history and be involved with community outreach while working on building their public speaking, presentation and customer service skills. Volunteering will enrich their life experience.

Program details and an application can be obtained by emailing the Sunnyvale Heritage Park Museum: info@heritageparkmuseum.org

Join Us

Join Us!

For more information, drop by the museum or call 408-749-0220 when we are open (Noon-4pm Sunday, Tuesday or Thursday), or send e-mail with all your contact information to:


Thanks to our Volunteers for 5 Years

Click Here to see photos from our 2015 Volunteer Appreciation Party and Ice Cream Social.

Here is a playlist of videos taken at the 2016 Volunteer Reception:

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