Become Involved! Become a Historic Building Docent. Share and grow your interest in architecture, urban planning, design, and history with visitors of all ages by volunteering your time and talent at the National Building Museum. Opportunities are now available to join the Museum's historic building docent program, a dynamic and engaged group of individuals who are as committed to the building arts as you are. As a Historic Building Docent, you will be able to share with visitors the story of our historic home in a unique and personal way that is not done elsewhere in the Museum.
Volunteer applications for the program will be accepted through January 15, 2011. Training takes place on weekday evenings begins in the end of January and runs through March 2011, dates include: 1/24, 2/4, 2/8, 2/10, 2/15, 2/17, 2/22, 2/24, 3/1, 3/3, 3/8, 3/10, 3/15
A two-year commitment to the Museum's Volunteer Program is required. In addition, Historic Building Docents are required to lead 2 tours a month or 24 a year. Docents are allowed to miss 2 sessions (arriving late and leaving early counts as missed sessions)"with advanced notice" but January 24, February 4, and March 3 are mandatory. Tours will be approximately 45 minutes in length and are offered to the public 7 days a week at 11:30, 12:30, and 1:30.