Getting Involved is Easy.
DANA could not operate without the help of its dedicated volunteers. If you enjoy the history and culture of California or are a naturalist, consider being a volunteer at the DANA Adobe Cultural Center. We host 7,000+ visitors annually from around the tri-county area and tourist from around the world. We always need additional history interpreters to answer their questions and to show them what life was like at an authentic Spanish/Mexican colonial rancho. Volunteering at the beautiful 130-acre museum is a very rewarding experience. We have flexible volunteering opportunities, which means we work with your schedule!
When are Volunteers Needed:
Most of the need occurs during February through December when the museum is open to the public and offers educational, cultural and special programs. The museum is open Saturdays from 10 AM to 1 PM and Sundays from 1 PM to 4 PM.
Educational and Service Opportunities:
Want to take your volunteer service to the next level? Serving on a board for a mission that you are passionate about is an impactful way to offer your time. The Dana Adobe Nipomo Amigos (DANA) – caretakers of the fully restored and oldest historic home in San Luis Obispo County – the Dana Adobe.
DANA was founded in 1999, is a local nonprofit and dedicated to protecting, preserving, and providing public access to the DANA Adobe Cultural Center, while sharing the stories of early California history/Rancho era, and inspiring stewardship of our natural and cultural resources. DANA is dedicated to community-based action, advocacy and education.
In the last 20 years, DANA has raised over 9 million dollars toward land acquisition, historic restoration and the development of the Dana Adobe Cultural Center, a 130-acre park, encompassing the historic home, a nature education facility/museum, trail system, and demonstration gardens.
Our Committees Include:
- Board of Directors
- Collections Committee
- Exhibit Planning
- Landscape and Garden Planning
- School Tour Docents
- Weekend House Tour Guide
- Program Development
- Event Planning
- Education Programs
Interested in joining a committee? Then call (805) 929-5679 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.