Volunteers | Los Angeles Conservancy


The Conservancy started as an all-volunteer organization, and volunteers remain essential to our work.

Hundreds of dedicated volunteers share their passion for historic Los Angeles, from leading walking tours to taking tickets at events, and much more. We expect our volunteers to participate in at least one volunteer opportunity per year, such as a special tour, any screening of Last Remaining Seats, office work, or any other volunteer opportunity offered by the Conservancy, most of which are listed below.

For any and all questions about volunteering, please contact Lia Schifitto (Volunteer & Program Coordinator) at lschifitto@laconservancy.org. If you are interested in volunteering, please submit a Volunteer Application Form.

Volunteer Opportunities 

Special Tours and Events

We hold a number of special events each year, including one-time-only tours, lectures, and panel discussions. Volunteers fill several roles at these events, from giving tours to logistics (line management, on-site sales, etc.).

Walking Tour Guides

Becoming a guide requires significant time commitment and training. No prior knowledge is required and there is no cost to participate. Training typically takes place over six to seven sessions, and includes both virtual class and “on the street” training. Chosen applicants will need to be available for all training classes, and are expected to lead tours on a consistent basis. 

More about our tours can be found below:

Last Remaining Seats Volunteer Committee

The Conservancy has an all-volunteer committee devoted to our Last Remaining Seats series of classic films in historic theatres. Meetings and events are open to the public. For more information see Last Remaining Seats Committee. Our next meeting is Tuesday, March 28th at 7 PM.


We rely heavily on high-quality photos and videos that convey the beauty and value of historic places. We work with a small roster of professional and amateur photographers who donate their time and use of their images. Specific needs encompass architectural and event photography, as well as video production and editing. For more information, please contact Lia Schifitto at lschifitto@laconservancy.org .

Office Tasks

We occasionally need help in the office with specific projects. Projects vary and include mailings, research, cataloging, data entry, and photo scanning.


The best way to help with preservation advocacy issues is to join our Action Alert network. You'll receive email appeals for urgent action, typically writing letters of support and/or attending public hearings in support of threatened places. To join the network, subscribe to our Action Alert emails

Advocacy also offers a seasonal Preservation Boot Camp program. More information can be found here.