Give the gift of your time and attention
Volunteers are part of the foundation of this museum. Volunteers are needed in administrative areas, as workers in the gift shop and admissions, as gallery guardians, assistants in security, and a friendly presence as event greeters.
To become a volunteer please fill the form below or contact the Museum by phone at 727.820.0100 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join the 2018 Docent Class
Being a docent at The Florida Holocaust Museum is one of the most remarkable experiences. You will have a unique opportunity to work with Holocaust Survivors and carry their message to the next generations. Docents work with students of different age groups (5th grade and up) and help us translate the lessons of the Holocaust into today. You will also have a chance to meet artists and guest speakers at programs designed just for docents.
The class will start the last week of January 2018. Sessions will be held Mondays and Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. for 6 to 8 weeks (depending on the size of the group). There is a $125.00 (non-refundable) fee for materials and a Museum family membership – we require all docents to be members of the Museum. You will also be required to shadow a tour at least 3 times before the class starts (you can sign up for shadowing by contacting the Museum). Prior to the class, candidates are interviewed by members of our Docent Council.
In order to complete the Docent Class program, you will need to attend all sessions and pass a final assessment conducted by the Docent Council.
Docents are expected to sign up for groups once a week during the school year. It’s a long-term commitment as we depend on your availability to work with student groups visiting the Museum. We wouldn’t be able to fulfill our mission without our dedicated cadre of docents.
With any questions please contact Sandy Mermelstein, Senior Educator, at email@example.com. While the class is not until 2018, we encourage potential candidates to sign up with Sandy now in order to meet other docents, get acquainted with our programs, and learn what docenting at our Museum entails.