Columbia State Historic Park Volunteer/Docent Class
Date(s) - 09/04/2015 - 09/07/2015
Columbia State Historic Park
Columbia State Historic Park is now accepting applications for new volunteers to be a part of the 2015 docent class. This year, the park is recruiting for costumed interpreters to help teach history to its school-age children at the historic schoolhouse, staffing exhibits and the museum visitor center, and assisting with special events. A costume loan may be available to those interested.
A docent is a volunteer who has completed a training program with the park which includes history lectures, park etiquette and rules, costuming guidelines and more. The current docent program includes more than 50 active docents and an additional 100 volunteers from around the state who help on special event days. The park depends on its volunteers to staff certain buildings and be open for the public. You can help by donating your time! Fully-trained docents are asked to commit to eight hours a month or 96 hours total throughout the year. Shifts vary depending on job duty and seasons.
The park is now accepting applications through September 7th for interested individuals. Call the park office at (209) 588-9128 or stop in at the museum to pick up an application. Training begins September 12th and will run for six consecutive Saturdays from 9:00am-3:00pm. If you are a motivated individual who is interested in helping one of our beloved local California State Parks, fill out an application today!