What do Explore Buffalo docents do? Volunteer docents lead all Explore Buffalo’s walking tours, including regularly scheduled and private group tours for the general public, and school tours for thousands of students from elementary to high school. With hundreds of tours given each year, there are many opportunities to participate!
Why become a docent for Explore Buffalo? Being a docent for Explore Buffalo is fun! What could be more thrilling than showing people from around the world Buffalo’s incredible architecture and history?
Being a docent is also a great way to meet new people within Explore Buffalo and among the organization’s many community partners. Explore Buffalo organizes regular social events for docents and volunteers.
Who can become a docent for Explore Buffalo? Anyone can become a docent! All that is required is an interest in and passion for Buffalo’s history and architecture. You are supplied with thorough background information and reading materials, not a script to be memorized. Explore Buffalo encourages you to develop your knowledge of Buffalo and your unique voice as a storyteller conveying the growing and changing story of our city.
Still not sure? Want to know more? There will be two information sessions for the Winter Docent Training Program. This will be an overview of the Docent Training Program and an opportunity to ask questions about the program. Attendance at either session is encouraged but not required. Each session will be approximately one hour in length at First Presbyterian Church of Buffalo, One Symphony Circle.
The next session is Saturday, Nov. 12 at 10 a.m., followed by a session on Tuesday, Jan. 10 at 7 p.m. Please RSVP to email@example.com to attend either Information session.
These sessions are strictly informational — no commitment required! More information and the application process can be found at www.explorebuffalo.org.