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If you are a history enthusiast looking for a new venture, consider becoming a docent at Milwaukee’s historic Central Library.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Buildings, and an official Milwaukee landmark, Central Library is an architectural jewel which showcases detailed craftsmanship, ornate decoration, and fascinating special features.
The Milwaukee Public Library is looking for volunteers who enjoy teaching or talking in front of a group, have experience in doing so, and who would like to share their love of libraries, books and buildings with others.
Docents lead architectural tours of the Central Library, answer questions, and share information about library amenities and the Friends of the Milwaukee Public Library.
As part of the Docent Enrichment Program, volunteer docents meet eight to ten times per year to learn about the Milwaukee Public Library’s history and architecture, projects and services. As a group, they take field trips and guided tours at other libraries and cultural institutions to enhance general knowledge, and to gain tips and tricks from peer docents.
HOW TO BECOME A VOLUNTEER: Complete an Online Volunteer Application.
WHERE: MPL Central Library 814 W. Wisconsin Ave Milwaukee, WI 53233
REQUIREMENTS: - Minimum 18 years of age - Experience with speaking to and working with groups of people of all ages - Interest in Milwaukee history - Ability to stand for longer periods of time or sustained mobility
Questions? Contact the Library Volunteer Coordinator at MPLVolunteer@milwaukee.gov or (414) 286-3077