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Placer Museums recruiting for volunteer docents

By: Staff report
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Do you have passion for Placer County’s history or always wanted to learn more about it? Do you like interacting with people? Placer County Museums is currently recruiting volunteer docents (16 years old or older) eager to have fun and interpret and share stories about Placer’s historic buildings, sites, artifacts and the ghosts who still grace our landscape.

Museum volunteer duties include greeting and engaging visitors, answering questions and providing information on exhibits, programs and amenities. No experience is necessary (training  is provided); all you need is a willingness to learn and share Placer’s history with others.

Placer County Museums is looking for volunteers to serve at any of their seven museums, including the recently-added DeWitt History Museum in North Auburn and updated Gold Rush Museum in downtown Auburn. The Placer County Archives and Collections Center also offers volunteer opportunities to help visitors unlock the mysteries of their family history, properties and official dealings of the county dating back to 1848.
The volunteer open recruitment will be available through Sept. 30, with the nine-week docent training program set to begin in mid-September.

For more information regarding the museum volunteer program, contact Beth Rohlfes at 530-889-6504, brohlfes@placer.ca.gov or visit placer.ca.gov/Departments/Facility/PlacerMuseums.