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National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum seeks docents to lead children’s groups

By Staff Reports / Member News / August 8, 2018

Museum strives to acquire local volunteers to serve and educate about the American West.

Community members seeking meaningful volunteer opportunities are invited to join the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum’s upcoming training beginning August 23, 2018, and running every Tuesday and Thursday through September 13, 2018.

Docents are an integral part of the Museum’s mission. They conduct Museum-based lessons and integrate tour themes with exhibition content to teach children great Western heritage. This particular group of docents will work closely with children and encourage them to explore and learn more about the American West throughout the Museum’s galleries.

“There is nothing more exciting than to share what you love about the American West with others.” Said Michael Moore, Museum docent.

New recruits are required to attend all 10 days of orientation and training. Training times vary, but are generally between 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

“Museum docents are vital to the Museum’s mission because they help to preserve and interpret the evolving history and cultures of the American West,” said Todd Bridgewater, Manager of Volunteer Engagement. “Volunteering is an excellent way to make a difference in other people’s lives, as well as your own life.”

To become a docent, complete the volunteer application here. Once received and reviewed, a Museum staff member will contact you. For a detailed description of the docent role and commitments, click here.

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