Photo by Ian Boyle.

Heritage accepts new volunteers to help with a variety of different projects and tasks. These might include: research, grant writing, data entry, clerical, membership mailing coordination, publicity, brochure distribution, gardening and housekeeping projects, special events, etc.

SAVE THE DATE! 2014 Docent Training

The Haas-Lilienthal House, one of only 45 sites designated as a “National Treasure” by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, is recruiting volunteers for its 2014 docent training! Built in 1886, the House is the only Victorian-era residence regularly open to the public in San Francisco. It was entrusted to Heritage in 1973.

Share your passion for history and San Francisco with visitors from all over the world! Volunteer docents guide guests through this one-of-a-kind landmark while sharing stories about the Victorian Age, the 1906 earthquake, and Jewish immigrant heritage.

Orientation for new docents will be held on Tuesday, September 23 at 6:00 p.m. at the Haas-Lilienthal House, located at 2007 Franklin Street (between Washington and Jackson streets).

Docent training will consist of seven meetings, featuring presentations from SF Heritage staff and special guest speakers. By the end, you’ll be an expert in Victorian Architecture, San Francisco History, and public speaking!

For more information and to register for the training, please contact Volunteer Coordinator John Adams at 415-441-3000 x25 or jadams@sfheritage.org.

Wish List — Docent Program

The following items are needed for the Docent Program:

    • Armoire – We are looking for a large armoire to house our bookstore selections, preferably a Victorian era (or replica) that would look appropriate in the setting. Functioning lock a definite plus!
    • Books for the docent lending library, on architecture, the Victorian era, SF history, etc.

Many thanks to those who have already donated items! If you are interested in donating or contributing toward the program, please contact John Adams.