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Do you love local Paso Robles history? Are you passionate about helping your community? Then become a volunteer! We're in need of volunteers at both the Paso Robles History Museum & The Paso Robles Area Historical Society. 


No experience is necessary and hours are flexible; just a friendly smile and a willingness to help out is all that's needed. We have monthly docent meetings where you can learn about our exhibits and the in-depth history behind them. New volunteers will also be teamed up with a mentor to assist and train them in their chosen duties.


Some of the areas in which we need assistance include:

  • Being a docent to greet visitors and show them the museum.

  • Sorting and categorizing materials of local historical interest.

  • Assisting with research requests.

  • Computer input.

  • Creating exhibits.


Docent schedules can vary according to the needs of the volunteer.  We value any time our volunteers are able to give and will work with each volunteer to create a schedule that is convenient for them.


Help preserve local Paso Robles history! Thanks to your donations, we're able to continue to preserve and share our local history with residents and visitors. Your donations are tax deductable and every dollar goes to support the preservation of our collections and the ongoing maintenance and operations of the Carnegie Library. You may specify where you would like your donation to go toward. 

Do you have historical items that you would like to donate? We'll take them! Our collections include, books, newspapers, maps, photographs, and other informational paper materials. Due to space limitations, the El Paso de Robles Area Historical Society cannot accept donated materials unless you first submit a completed Potential Donation Form. 

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Join a community of history enthusiasts! One of the best things you can do if you love history and Paso Robles is to join the El Paso de Robles Area Historical Society. Your membership helps support the preservation and sharing of local history in our community. 

Membership Benefits

  • Quarterly Newsletter

  • Advanced Notice To Special Events & Social Gatherings

  • Research Requests – The First Two Hours Are Free 

  • Discount On Photocopying

  • 10% Discount On Books & Merchandise (Volunteers Receive 20% Discount)

  • Group Tours Of Historic Downtown Paso Robles & Westside Historic District 

  • Joining At A Higher Level, Allows A Yearly Tax Incentive 

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