Our museums remain closed due to COVID-19. While LA County Public Health has entered Phase 3 of the Roadmap to Recovery, allowing for the reopening of museums on June 12, our museums are still slowly welcoming back staff and are in the process of planning for new health and safety protocols in our galleries and gardens. Therefore, we will not be reopening until later in the summer. Sign up here to be the first to know when we will safely re-open to the public and in the meantime, stay connected from home.

Become a Volunteer!

volunteer giving a tour at the hart museum

volunteer at the hart

Our Volunteer Program is currently on hiatus. Due to concerns regarding the ongoing pandemic situation, we will not be accepting new volunteer applications until early 2021. Please check this website at that time for updated information. If you have questions in the meantime, you are welcome to contact us at volunteer@nhm.org


Bring to life the fascinating Hollywood legacy of William S. Hart for museum visitors! Join the team at this wonderful, eclectic home, and become an expert in the life of the museum's namesake.

  • Museum Tour Volunteers guide the public through the house engaging visitors with the story of William S Hart, his legacy, and personal collections which all tell the story of the Old American West.
  • Education Outreach Volunteers bring our museum to the community. The Hart Museum partners with Santa Clarita Valley elementary schools to bring hands-on education programs into the classroom. 
  • Gift Store Volunteers support the Trading Post, the Friends of Hart Park Gift Store. They not only facilitate sales of the shop's merchandise, but also act as ambassadors to the park and museum by assisting visitors with way-finding and planning their day.
  • Crafterday Saturday Volunteers engage our younger visitors with educational craft activities relating to the history of the American West.     
  • Special Events Volunteers also assist with special programs, projects, and events as needed.
william s hart museum gallery interpreter tour field trip interior
Being a volunteer at the William S. Hart Museum opened up a world of opportunities

-Hart Volunteer