WHAT IS A MUSEUM DOCENT?
The museum is run entirely by volunteers. The Manteca Historical Society has approximately 50 docents who donate a portion of their time volunteering at the Museum. They welcome visitors and answer questions and direct people to various areas of interest. Some work two or three hours a month, a few work two or three days a week – it all depends on the amount of time anyone wishes to donate. New Docent workshops are held, as needed, to provide background information on the museum, and the history of Manteca. Some Docents volunteer to give tours to adults and school children, or simply to welcome visitors at the Museum, while others occasionally go to local classrooms, if invited, to offer a glimpse into Manteca’s past. Docents wishing to wear period-costumes are more than welcome to appear in their outfits. Another group of volunteers, the Tuesday Crew gathers each Tuesday morning to handle general maintenance items, or to repair a display. New volunteers are welcome to join up!
If you have an interest in becoming a Docent or Volunteering for other Museum events, please contact the museum at 209.825.3021, or call Tommie Benavides, docent chair, at 209.275.7392. Click here for more docent information!