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702 W. Kalamazoo St.Lansing, MI 48909

Volunteer Docent dressed as Rosie the Riveter, interacting with students during a facilitated program.


Volunteer Docents are volunteers who undergo additional training that allows them to act as a teacher, interpreter and guide; volunteer docents are the "voice" of the Michigan History Museum to the visiting public.

Volunteer Docents interpret artifacts, lead tours, and present educational programs to visiting school groups, thus providing visitors with a greater understanding and appreciation of the museum's collections and exhibits.

Volunteer Docents are also welcome to sign up for general volunteer opportunities as well (please see our post on volunteermatch.org for Volunteer - General), including assisting with special events, collections and archives projects, and more!

Without dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers, the work we do at the Michigan History Center would not be possible. To thank our volunteers for their invaluable service, we offer regular education opportunities and several other benefits.


  • History
  • Adult Education
  • People Skills
  • Public Speaking
  • Critical Thinking
  • General Education

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Flexible
  • Docents should appreciate history and be skilled at communicating with a diverse audience

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