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Volunteers needed at Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa


Mission San Luis Obispo De Tolosa is hosting an "Early California Life” event.
Posted at 12:09 PM, Feb 18, 2023

If you're looking for volunteer hours or to give back to a local community, look no further. Volunteers are needed at Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa.

The mission is looking for docents to help the public learn about the mission and to provide tours to the public and to schools.

Staff at the mission say you need to be 18 and older to be a docent but you do *not have to be part of the church and that volunteers should love history.

"We're in our 251st year, and we're the only mission that has been continually ringing the bells by hand. So, we have bell ringers. That's another thing they can do if they want. And then we basically give the ages, the history of the church, and how it ties into the community," Hank Prager, a docent at the mission told KSBY.

The next training courses are on March 11, 18, and 25 at the youth center from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Ideally, volunteers go to all three dates, but the mission staff says they can work with you if you miss one of the pieces of training.

For questions on how to volunteer, you may reach out via phone or email at or (805) 781-8220.

Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa is a Spanish mission founded on Sept. 1, 1772, by Father Junípero Serra in San Luis Obispo.

The mission is located at 751 Palm Street and the gift shop and museum hours are Wednesday through Sunday 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Docent tours are offered year-round seven days a week. Monday through Saturday, a guided tour begins at the Mission Plaza doors in front of the gift shop at 1:15 p.m. On Sundays, it begins at 2 p.m.