There are so many ways you can contribute your time and talents as a Tahoe Heritage Foundation volunteer!

Volunteer opportunities are offered to support and/or chair five committees:

  • Marketing & PR Committee
  • Fundraising Committee
  • Administrative Committee
  • Finance Committee
  • History & Interpretation Committee

Volunteering at the Pope-Baldwin Estates, Tallac Historic Site is a wonderful and rewarding way to contribute to two of the remaining Old Tahoe historic luxury summer estates in South Lake Tahoe, California. In partnership with the U.S. Forest Service , Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, Tahoe Heritage Foundation, along with the Tallac Site Volunteers, help us meet our mission of preservation, interpretation, and stewardship of this historic estate for public education and enjoyment.

If you need more information about each volunteer area, click to view the descriptions here 2019 Seasonal Tallac Volunteer Services 


  •  Interpretive Tours and Programs 
  • Tallac Museum 
  • Heritage Days
  • Tallac Gift Shop 
  • Events & Hospitality 
  • Blacksmithing
  • Traditional Craft Demonstrations
  • Antique Vehicles
  • Boathouse Docents
  • Photography
  • Costuming
  • Gardens
  • Roving Site & Garden Docents
  • Exhibits and Collections
  • Landscaping and Grounds Maintenance
  • Restoration and Preservation
  • Visitor and Member Services

Volunteers at Tahoe Heritage Foundation must meet the following minimum requirements:

  1. Be a returning volunteer in good standing;
  2. New volunteers to provide references and experience; new to volunteering – we train.
  3. Complete a Volunteer Program Application;
  4. Sign Tahoe Heritage Foundation Volunteer Group Agreement, Code of Conduct and USFS Job Hazard Analysis; provided during Orientation
  5. Local Volunteers meet a minimum of 72 hours per year of volunteer service;
  6. RV Volunteers must reside more than 50 miles from the historic site and meet a minimum commitment to one 7 or 8 week session. Limit is (2) consecutive or alternating sessions May to Mid-October. RV sites are provided by the Tahoe Heritage Foundation.
  7. Provide Tahoe Heritage Foundation with an email address so we can share important volunteer updates and information with you regularly;
  8. Be able to traverse (with an assistive device if needed) the uneven terrain of the Pope-Baldwin Estates, Tallac Historic Site property; includes off-site project based locations

Benefits to becoming a Tahoe Heritage Foundation volunteer include:

  1. Invitations to special volunteer-only events throughout the year;
  2. Training and continuing education opportunities;
  3. Four free Pope House Tour passes to share the amazing Tallac Historic Site with family and friends;
  4. Rewarding experiences and being part of the community of Tahoe Heritage Foundation volunteers, an incredible group of talented, fun, and welcoming individuals with the shared purpose of preserving and sharing the beauty of  historic Lake Tahoe with our local community and visitors.

Complete the Volunteer Program Application below:

If you have questions about volunteering, please contact our  Volunteer Coordinator at (530) 544-7383 or volunteer@tahoeheritage.org.

2019 Volunteer Application

Baldwin RV Site Map

Tallac RV Site Map