“Docents are the Heart and Soul of the Community”
-California Automobile Museum
Our docents, under the leadership of the Docent Council, are the educators for the Museum and the personal outreach to our visitors. We conduct tours and help host special events for organized groups, school classes and individuals. Some of us also give Speaker’s Bureau talks, promoting the Museum throughout the region. Most of all we enjoy contact with many interesting people from all over the world.
Upcoming Docent Training begins Thursday, January 9, 2014!
Students of the Docent program are acquainted with the Museum; the history of the automobile; the world automobile industry and its entrepreneurs; the cars in the Museum; the automobile’s influence on our lives; and how to interestingly present these topics to visitors of all ages.
The twenty-ninth Docent Class for the California Automobile Museum will begin on Thursday, January 9, 2014, and continue each Thursday through May 15, 2014. Thursday classes start promptly at 6:00 PM and usually end between 9:30 and 9:45 PM. This class includes two day trips to other Museums and a few weekend training sessions.
The fee for the course is only $99.00, which covers the cost of your training materials, your docent badge, and a one-year membership to the California Automobile Museum. Scholarships are available under special circumstances.
For qualifying docents to give tours, trained professionals will acquaint new docent classmen and women with the Museum; the history of the automobile, the world automobile industry and its entrepreneurs; the cars in the Museum; the automobile’s influence on our lives and times; and how to interestingly present these topics to visitors of all ages.
For more information or if you have any questions, please e-mail the instructor, Bill Millard, or call the Museum, (916) 442-6802, between 10:00 AM and 6:00 PM daily.
Active Docents, Click here to contact the docent scheduler for a temporary change or questions.
Docents’ Links & Forms
- Docent Calendar
- Docent Training Letter
- Docent Training Application
- Docent Corps Org Policies
- Docent & Volunteer Policies
- Docent Course Outline 2014
- Shift Change Request
- Preference Sheet