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Docent for historic Bailey House in Whittier

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ORGANIZATION: Whittier Museum

  • 90 people are interested
The Bailey House

Are you interested in local history? Looking for an interesting volunteer opportunity? We invite you to join the Friends of the Bailey House and become a docent at the historic Bailey House-the first home in the City of Whittier.
Bailey House docents typically volunteer about 3 hours a month. Docents are needed on Sunday afternoons, 1 to 4 pm when the House is open for public tours, or for school tours which are primarily scheduled on weekday mornings. Friends of the Bailey House also participate in Whittier’s Founders Day and sometimes host special events at the Bailey House. We have a meeting once a month (attendance optional) to plan our activities.
Training materials are provided and our trainer works closely with docents to make this a comfortable and enjoyable experience. This opportunity is not well-suited to students who are looking for hours over a short period of time. Docents must be at least 18 years of age.

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About Whittier Museum


6755 Newlin Ave, Whittier, CA 90601, US

Mission Statement

The Whittier Museum seeks to provide education and foster an enjoyment of Whittier history in our visitors. The purpose of the Whittier Historical Society is to: Discover, collect, preserve, and display objects, documents, photographs, literary or artistic works, and other articles or materials which may establish or illustrate the history of Whittier, the Whittier area, and the State of California . Maintain the Whittier Museum and the Museum's Collections for the education and enjoyment of the general public, as well as for research. Publish and disseminate information to promote appreciation and enjoyment of the above by the widest possible number of residents of the Whittier area.


The Whittier Museum is a medium-sized museum located in Whittier, California, just 30 minutes outside of Los Angeles.


Arts & Culture
Education & Literacy
Arts & Culture, Community, Education & Literacy


We'll work with your schedule.


13421 E. Camilla StWhittier, CA 90601



  • History
  • People Skills
  • Public Speaking


  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Typically volunteer docents serve once a month on Sundays from 1 to 4 pm, or school tours which are usually about 9 until noon on school days.
  • Docents dress in Quaker costume of the late 1800s to early 1900s. For women: a plain, long, dark dress, or skirt and blouse. For men: dark pants and white button down shirt.

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