Under “normal” circumstances we have two volunteers who do the docent/working duty every Thursday morning, another two regulars for Thursday afternoons, two Friday morning regulars, and still another two for Friday afternoons. And “normal” circumstances have Roberta in the museum all day on Saturdays, which means only one or two volunteers need to be scheduled for Saturday morning and Saturday afternoon.
But, that’s just when things are “normal.” If something unexpected comes up — such as a family or medical issue — volunteers are needed to fill in for the “regulars.” We have a few dedicated members who can be counted on to fill in in a pinch, but we can always use more backup volunteers.
And, we really need more volunteers for Saturday shifts. Some on our volunteer list are available only on Saturdays, but not every Saturday.
Getting into the volunteer docent program is easy and painless. After “signing up,” a new volunteer will be given a training manual containing written information about a docent’s duties and a video outlining docent procedures. New volunteers also get “on the job” training with an experienced docent.
Doing the docent thing can be an enjoyable experience, and docents can meet some interesting people. You never know who’s going to drop in.
If you want to join our group of volunteers you can phone me — Liggett Taylor — at 453-6904 or send an e-mail.Click to Send an Email.