January Tour Guide Training- January Wednesday mornings
12 people are interested
Volunteers bring the museum to life!
Without our volunteers’ time and talents, we wouldn’t be able to serve thousands of visitors annually.
Volunteer tour guides (docents) at the History Center help guide, teach, and inspire children and families
from our community, potentially impacting the lives of countless people.
DOCENT TRAINING: MUSEUM TOUR GUIDES
Training Part 1: Exhibit Content & Museum Teaching Techniques
* January 8: 9 -10 a.m., fourth-floor exhibits - Natural Environment, Seminoles, Pioneer cabin, Cattle & Citrus
* January 15: 9 -10 a.m., second-floor exhibits - African American History - Florida's Highwaymen paintings
* January 22: 9 -10 a.m., third-floor exhibits - Destination Florida, Aviation, Theme Park Era & Courtroom B
* January 29: 9 -10 a.m., museum teaching techniques and best practices
*All four training dates are required before moving on to the next phase of training.
Training Part 2: Practice Co-Teaching with a Peer Docent
* February: Any four days, scheduled in advance, 10 a.m. -12:30 p.m.
In return for generously donating their time, History Center volunteers enjoy numerous rewards, including
appreciation events, on-going learning opportunities, exclusive gallery tours, complimentary tickets to the
museum, and a free History Center membership based on hours of service.
Orange County Regional History Center- a Central Florida Arts & Cultural museum- seeking volunteers, "To
serve as the gateway for community engagement, education, and inspiration by preserving and sharing
Central Florida’s continually unfolding story."
About Orange County Regional History Center
65 E Central Blvd, Orlando, FL 32801, US
The mission of the Orange County Regional History Center is to serve as the gateway for community engagement, education, and inspiration by preserving and sharing Central Florida’s continually unfolding story.
The Orange County Regional History Center is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution and a member of the American Alliance of Museums. The History Center includes a museum in a historic courthouse, the collection of the Historical Society of Central Florida, the Joseph L. Brechner Research Library, and Heritage Square park. It advances its mission through wide-ranging programs, permanent and traveling exhibits, and limited-run exhibitions from other prestigious institutions.
65 East Central BoulevardDowntown OrlandoOrlando, FL 32801
- Teaching / Instruction
- Community Outreach
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- History Center volunteers commit to one weekday morning per week. 10am - 12:30pm.