Volunteer Docent

Help serve as a gateway for community engagement, education, and inspiration by preserving and sharing Central Florida’s continually unfolding story.

It’s an exciting time to become a History Center volunteer docent!

From now through 2021, our museum will undergo major renovations, including new exhibitions and outdoor spaces. Become a part of history in the making and grow with us! Help serve as a gateway for community engagement, education, and inspiration by preserving and sharing Central Florida’s continually unfolding story. Whether you can give three hours or 30 hours a month, any service is appreciated, and we’d love for you to join our tour team!

Who does the History Center serve?

We do our best to make the museum accessible for all. We offer programming for ages 3 to 103! There’s something for everyone – group tours, day and evening events, family programs, and exhibit openings.

Volunteers bring the museum to life!

Without our volunteers’ time and talents, we wouldn’t be able to serve thousands of visitors annually. Volunteer docents at the History Center help guide, teach, and inspire children and families from our community, potentially impacting the lives of countless people.

Volunteer rewards

In return for generously donating their time, History Center volunteers enjoy numerous rewards, including appreciation events, on-going learning opportunities, exclusive gallery tours, complimentary tickets to the museum, and a free History Center membership based on hours of service.

Docent Training: Museum Tour Guides

Training Part 1: Exhibit Content & Museum Teaching Techniques

• January 8: 9 -10 a.m., fourth-floor exhibits
• January 15: 9 -10 a.m., second-floor exhibits
• January 22: 9 -10 a.m., third-floor exhibits
• January 29: 9 -10 a.m., museum teaching techniques and best practices

*All four training dates are required before moving on to the next phase of training.

Training Part 2: Practice Co-Teaching with a Peer Docent

  •  February: Any four days, scheduled in advance, 10 a.m. -12:30 p.m.

 

Volunteer Training: Museum Tour Guides

Training Part 1: Exhibit Content & Museum Teaching Techniques

• March 4: 9 -10 a.m., fourth-floor exhibits
• March 11: 9 -10 a.m., second-floor exhibits
• March 18: 9 -10 a.m., third-floor exhibits
• March 25: 9 -10 a.m., museum teaching techniques and best practices

*All four training dates are required before moving on to the next phase of training.

Training Part 2: Practice Co-Teaching with a Peer Docent

  • April: Any four days, 10 a.m. -12:30 p.m.

For more information and to register, please contact our volunteer coordinator, Diane Masciale, at 407-836-8523 or e-mail her at Diane.Masciale@ocfl.net.

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