Do you love kids, history and helping children learn in a fun, hands on way? We need docents to support a field trip program run by the San Mateo Historical Society. We schedule one docent to support the Historical Society representative who will do all the set-up, teaching, guided tours, and introduction. Our docent helps the students participate in a series of hands-on activities including: peeling and pressing apples, leather stamping, building a "rock" wall, and cleaning tack and saddling a life-sized model horse. Our program serves over 400 students each year learning about California history. Chaperones and teachers are required to be on hand to help the groups of 5-6 students through each of the hands-on activities. The docent may either lead one specific station or bounce between each of the stations to ensure students are finding success with the intended tasks. This position is ideal for people who are interested in local history and like leading children in hands on activities.
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Requirements & Commitment
- Orientation or Training
- 2 hours once a month or more if desired