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ORGANIZATION: San Diego Natural History Museum

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Members of diverse communities are invited to join our San Diego Natural History Museum Docent team to engage young people in our community with the wonders of our local nature. Our volunteer programs strives to make museums and science accessible to all, creating a welcoming and engaging environment, particularly for community members who have traditionally been under-represented in these sectors.

Docents are provided with top-notch training in order to be able to deliver educational programs for local schools in San Diego, both inside the museum and on site at schools. Training begins in September and comprises once a week spread over a five-month period. Training topics cover all areas of natural history and are taught by museum curators and other local experts. No prior background or education in natural history is required - just a desire to introduce our local students to our amazing natural world.

Docents are asked to volunteer 3 hours per week for a two year period. Read more about our programs and submit an application at this link: https://www.sdnhm.org/join-and-give/volunteer/

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About San Diego Natural History Museum

Location:

1788 El Prado, P.O. Box 121390, San Diego, CA 92101, US

Mission Statement

To interpret the natural world through research, education and exhibits; to promote understanding of the evolution and diversity of southern California and the peninsula of Baja California; and to inspire in all a respect for nature and the environment.

Description

Museum focused on flora, fauna, and geology of southern California and Baja California

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Community
Environment
Children & Youth, Community, Environment

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1788 El PradoP.O. Box 121390San Diego, CA 92101

(32.73208,-117.14734)
 

SKILLS

  • People Skills
  • Public Speaking
  • Environmental Education
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Botany
  • STEM

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 3 hours per week upon completion of training

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