The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. is offering a free training for new and existing volunteers throughout the month of March, with advanced registration needed.
This once-a-year training prepares volunteers to work with the public, either as greeters welcoming guests to CBMM or as interpreters, with the content and skills necessary to lead group tours with adults and children. Anyone who enjoys interacting with people, has a curiosity about the Chesapeake Bay, is comfortable and excited about public speaking, and is interested in promoting the Bay’s cultural heritage is encouraged to participate.
Sessions take place from 10am–12:30pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays, March 1 to April 5, 2018. This training program, led by CBMM’s Education team, covers topics ranging from CBMM exhibits and collections to tour group management techniques.
CBMM docents and other volunteers provide invaluable support to CBMM in its mission to preserve and explore the history, environment, and people of the Chesapeake Bay. Duties can include greeting or guiding museum visitors and providing a memorable and positive visit, staffing individual exhibitions and leading demonstrations, classes, and special events as needed, and promoting the museum and its mission to others.
“Many of our volunteers say that being a museum docent is one of their most gratifying experiences,” said CBMM’s Director of Education Jill Ferris. “We find that active adults enjoy working with us and becoming part of our volunteer corps just as much as they enjoy working with the students and other guests we serve.”
Registration is required by contacting CBMM Volunteer & Education Programs Manager Allison Speight at email@example.com or 410-745-4941.