Volunteer Trainees are on Mission to Bring San Juan History to Life!
These are our Mission San Juan Docents. Docents make California history come alive for over 50,000 school children and adults each year. If you love history, have a natural curiosity, enjoy people and like sharing with others, this may be a volunteer position for you!
The Docent Society is comprised of individuals with a strong sense of history, the importance of remembering it, and the ability to share it with others.
Mechelle Lawrence-Adams, Executive Director at Mission San Juan Capistrano said: “Docents have the opportunity to change a student’s perspective from one that thinks history is boring to one that views history as interesting. As I still remember my 4th grade field trip to this mission, it inspired me to care about history. Unfortunately here at the Mission, we don’t have enough docents and hope that we can attract more interesting people who want to make a difference through docent work.”
Docents come from many walks of life. Men and Women who want to share their knowledge with others. Docents are asked to conduct monthly tours and attend monthly meetings. As a society, the docents plan visits to surrounding historical sites, participate in fund raising projects and assist with special projects. The reward for helping history come alive for visitors is satisfaction of a job well done.
The Mission San Juan Capistrano Docent Society will conduct training classes for new Docents.
To make a difference, please contact Pat March to request more information about volunteer opportunities:
eMail Volunteer at the Mission
Phone: (949) 234-1322
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