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The Heritage of The Americas Museum is the only museum in San Diego's East County whose primary mission is the preservation of the art and culture of the early peoples of the Americas.  It is a cultural and educational center with a unique collection of art, artifacts, and natural history specimens displayed in four exhibit wings: Art, Archaeology, Anthropology, and Natural History.  The grounds surrounding the museum truly constitute a fifth wing: the Botanical Gardens. When Bud Lueck, our founder, talked about his dreams for his future museum, he always spoke of two yellow buses pulling up filled with children about to embark on a “Journey through Time”.  Educating children was always at the top of his priorities.  In the fourteen years since the museum opened, this focus has never changed.   Of course everything we do is totally dependent on the generosity of our wonderful volunteers.  The expertise and time they share with the students in the community is priceless and so very much appreciated. 



Volunteers at the Heritage Museum are the foundation by which the museum grows and thrives.  Our volunteers play an active role in day to day operations, as well as a variety of activities and programs sponsored by the museum.  Volunteers at the museum give their time and special skills and in return they receive opportunities for continued education and the chance to expand their knowledge of natural history, archaeology, anthropology and art, attend special events and receive museum store discounts.  As a Heritage Museum volunteer you will be helping the museum grow and also will have the opportunity to enlarge your circle of friends and begin a new adventure into the rich and expansive history of the Americas.


Heritage of the Americas Museum Volunteers are a remarkably diverse group, ranging in age from college students to active senior citizens, representing a wide range of ethnicities and backgrounds.  There are many opportunities available at the Museum for volunteers with a variety of interests and skills.  There is a volunteer job at the museum for you!!



  • Admissions Desk: Greet and assist guests

  • Clerk in the Museum Store

  • Children's Activities and Workshops

  •  Docent Program: Docents are specially trained volunteers who conduct group tours of the Heritage Museum exhibits.

 Whatever your skills and interests, the Heritage Museum needs active and committed volunteers.  A few hours a week or a month will support the mission of the Heritage of the Americas Museum.



Call, fax or e-mail the museum directly to set up a time to come in and discuss volunteering.


     Heritage Of The Americas Museum
     12110 Cuyamaca College Drive West
     El Cajon, California 92019

 Phone: (619) 670-5194
Fax: (619) 650-5198

email:  hofam@sbcglobal.net

Thank you for your interest and we look forward to seeing you!


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