Now accepting applications! Our Youth Ambassador Program connects local high school students to the history of our community through volunteer and service opportunities. Youth Ambassadors experience and share our great city and the Mission Inn by leading exterior family tours, assisting family programs, participating on the Museum's Community Outreach Team, and creating a team history project.

Recruitment for the 2019-2020 Youth Ambassador Program has begun! Please download the Youth Ambassador Info & Application sheet here. Applications are due May 17, 2019 June 7, 2019 by 4:00PM.

Applicants should  be dependable, positive, have good communication skills ,and be interested in working with the public. We teach you everything you need to know to be a Youth Ambassador. No previous knowledge of the Mission Inn is required.

Youth Ambassadors attend required summer training to learn about local history and how to lead tours of the Mission Inn. Summer training is July 24-August 3, 2018, Tuesday through Friday mornings from 9:00am-12:00pm. Youth Ambassador volunteer duties begin in September 2018 and last through May 2019 with a minimum of 2-4 volunteer hours required per month. Typical volunteer shifts are 2-4 hours and take place on the weekends. Youth Ambassadors are also required to attend monthly meetings held the 2nd Monday of each month from 4:30-6:00pm. Activities will take place at the Mission Inn Museum unless otherwise noted.

Here's what some of our current and former Youth Ambassadors are saying about the program:

I joined this program because it's a great way to help the young community of Riverside learn the history of our city. It's always good to know more about your hometown!
     - Victoria F., 2013 Youth Ambassador

My favorite part of the program was the fact that I was surrounded by other Youth Ambassadors who were just as eager and enthusiastic to learn about Riverside's history.
     - Alison B., 2013 Youth Ambassador
What made orientation meaningful and effective for me was meeting new people. I think that has helped me get through the program with ease.
     - Steven G., 2014 Youth Ambassador
I decided to participate in Youth Ambassadors in order to learn about the rich history that makes up such a unique, beautiful and historic city.
     - Seda S., 2016 Youth Ambassador
For more information about Youth Ambassadors and other youth education programs, contact Mary Frances Keiser, Education Coordinator, at edu(at)