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42642 Tollhouse Rd.Shaver Lake, CA 93664

Museum docent leading Girl Scouts on a tour.


Welcome! Thank you so much for considering volunteering your time and talents to the Central Sierra Historical Society’s Museum (CSHS). We are very glad you are thinking about joining us!

Before we go any further let me assure you that no formal training or experience is required to become a great CSHS docent. Many people shy away from volunteering because they are afraid they won’t be successful or don’t have the background to be a docent. THAT IS JUST NOT TRUE! Enthusiasm and commitment are the only qualifications needed to be a great docent.

A great docent is a pleasant, affable person who is comfortable speaking with strangers. A great docent is flexible and able to roll with the punches, because there is no way to anticipate what can happen on the museum floor. Great docents know when to "take charge" and guide visitors through the exhibits and also know when to let the visitors explore the museum on their own. Great docents are willing to devote time to learning about the museum and to studying the docent handbook. Great docents are willing to "shadow" experienced docents as they go about their job.

Docents meet once a month for an hour from April - November on the second Friday of the month at 9:00 A.M. to go over their schedules, talk about upcoming events, etc.

For more information on becoming a docent or to sign up please contact us at cshs@sierrahistorical.org or by calling (559)841-4478


  • General Education
  • Customer Service
  • People Skills
  • Community Outreach
  • Relationship Building
  • STEM

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4 hours per month minimum
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