Orlando - History Center Volunteer Training - Museum Tour Guides
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It’s an exciting time to become a History Center volunteer docent!
From now through 2021, our museum will undergo major renovations, including new exhibitions and outdoor
spaces. Become a part of history in the making and grow with us! Help serve as a gateway for community
engagement, education, and inspiration by preserving and sharing Central Florida’s continually unfolding
story. Whether you can give three hours or 30 hours a month, any service is appreciated, and we’d love for
you to join our tour team!
Who does the History Center serve?
We do our best to make the museum accessible for all. We offer programming for ages 3 to 103! There’s
something for everyone - group tours, day and evening events, family programs, and exhibit openings.
Volunteers bring the museum to life! Without our volunteers’ time and talents, we wouldn’t be able to serve
thousands of visitors annually. Volunteer docents at the History Center help guide, teach, and inspire children
and families from our community, potentially impacting the lives of countless people.
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.
VOLUNTEER TRAINING: MUSEUM TOUR GUIDES
Training Part 1: Exhibit Content & Museum Teaching Techniques
* October 23: 9 -10 a.m., fourth-floor exhibits
* October 30: 9 -10 a.m., second-floor exhibits
* November 6: 9 -10 a.m., third-floor exhibits
* November 13: 9 -10 a.m., museum teaching techniques & 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
* November - December: Any four days, 10 a.m. -12:30 p.m.
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
- General Education
- Teaching / Instruction
- Community Outreach
- People Skills
- Public Speaking
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Volunteers are asked to serve one morning per week, 10am - 12:30pm. Flexible schedule!
- Orange County volunteers are required to provide driver's license and social security card for background screening.