Thank you for your interest in being a volunteer docent for The History Center in Tompkins County. You can learn more about the docent program and other volunteer opportunities with The History Center on our website here:
We are currently accepting applications for docents to begin in January 2020. A staff member will get back to you within a week of submitting this form. Please contact
with any questions.
The History Center Staff
Name (First & Last)
Mailing Address: Street
Mailing Address: Town/City
Mailing Address: State
Mailing Address: Zip Code
Preferred Method of Contact
Specific Area(s) of Interest
Reception Area & Greeting Visitors
Children's Area & Related Programming
Timelines, Maps, Artifact Wall
Story Vault & Oral History Programming
Tommy Plane & Related Programming
Why are you interested in being a docent for The History Center?
What parts of our local history are you passionate about? What would you like to learn more about?
Ongoing trainings on a variety of topics ranging from local history, and cultural competency, to first aid will be available to docents on a monthly basis. These trainings are not required however we would like docents to commit to attending at least 4 programs per year, is this something you can commit to?
Are you interested in volunteering every week, every other week, or once per month?
Every other week
Which days are you available to volunteer as a docent? (THC is closed on Mondays.). Shifts range from 2-4 hours.
Tuesday (open 11-5)
Wednesday (open 11-5)
Thursday (open 11-7)
Friday (open 11-5)
Saturday (open 11-5)
Sunday (open 12-4)
How many days do you hope to volunteer? (Of course this will be flexible based on your schedule.)
1 day per week
1-2 days per week
3 or more days per week
How many hours per day? Shifts range from 2-4 hours.
Do you regularly travel or leave Ithaca/Tompkins County during certain parts of the year? If yes please specify when.
Would you prefer to be standing or sitting for the majority of your docenting?
Do you have any other questions about volunteering as a docent?
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