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Free Volunteer Docent Training: San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park

  • San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park 499 Jefferson Street San Francisco, CA, 94109 United States (map)

Hosted by San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park
June 3 & 5

San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park is offering a free training course on June 3 and 5, 2018, for those interested in joining the park’s volunteer interpretive docent program. The class will introduce participants to maritime history, the park’s historic ships, Visitor Center, Maritime Museum, the art of presenting public programs, situational awareness, and safety procedures. Docents will also have the option to attend additional training sessions for free throughout the year, such as CPR/AED/First Aid and brown bag lunch talks delivered by staff and researchers. Interpretive docents share their knowledge with park visitors through educational programs and informal contacts while working both indoors and outdoors on the beautiful San Francisco Bay waterfront. Volunteers at San Francisco Maritime NHP gain free access to a variety of fun and interesting park activities, including sailing trips on a historic 19th century scow schooner, maritime history presentations and field trips. If you are interested in joining our team, we invite you to read an interview which features several of our current docents discussing what keeps them engaged and committed: https://www.nps.gov/safr/blogs/good-people-doing-good-work.htm Then, please contact Docent Coordinator Lou Salas Sian or Volunteer Manager Terry Dorman, lou_sian@nps.gov or terry_dorman@nps.gov for an interview and to make a reservation for the free training in June. We look forward to welcoming you aboard!