Pupils at Palm Cottage Docent

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Naples Historical Society

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with us!

Naples Historical Society is the Central Voice of Naples History

Historic Palm Cottage is the Portal to Naples history!

Our biggest need now for volunteers is for docents for our Pupils at Palm Cottage(tm) program.

Help children understand the history of their own community...History isn’t only for the mature audience!

Pupils at Palm Cottage(tm) is a FREE field trip for our local 4th and 5th grade students. Our knowledgeable and enthusiastic Pupils docents teach students about where their city’s history began at the Portal to Naples History, Historic Palm Cottage!

In addition to the tour, each student receives an activity book filled with games, puzzles, and quizzes that help further facilitate learning about Naples history, their history!

Classes also have the opportunity to visit our beautiful Norris Gardens, as well as the Naples Pier and the beach if they chose.

Pupils at Palm Cottage(tm) docents volunteer mostly during the school year, but there are often opportunities in the summer as well. Pupils at Palm Cottage(tm) are scheduled and held upon request on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.

All docents must attend a volunteer orientation as well as fill out all required forms.

New docents will have the opportunity to train and shadow experienced docents. We rely on a proven Veteran & Rookie System of Instruction for everyone.

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137 12th Avenue S. Historic Palm CottageNaples, FL 34102



  • Teaching / Instruction
  • History
  • People Skills
  • Public Speaking
  • Storytelling




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • At least twice a month
  • All docents must attend a volunteer orientation as well as fill out all required forms. All docents have the opportunity to shadow experienced docents before they start teaching in the Pupils at Palm Cottage program.

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