Docent Training Application

    We appreciate your interest in Explore Buffalo's Spring 2021 Docent Training Class. Completing this form does not obligate you to become a docent; however, it is the first step in the application process. The application deadline for the Spring 2021 Docent Training Class is Tuesday, February 23, 2021.

    After you submit your application, you will receive a phone call to discuss the program and your interests in Buffalo architecture, history, and more, and answer any questions you have about the Docent Training Class.

    Be sure to click "SUBMIT" at the bottom of the application. All questions are required.

    Enter your full name.

    Enter your email address. This is important! Class information is sent by email.

    Enter your mailing address, just like you would on an envelope, including town and ZIP Code.

    Enter your cell phone number if you have one. This is used during tours. If you don't have a cell phone, write "none."

    Enter your home phone number or "none."

    Enter your work phone number or "none."

    Tell us a little about yourself and your background. Keep it brief (3 sentences or so).

    Have you trained as a docent with any other organization?

    If 'yes,' please list here.

    Have you taken a tour with Explore Buffalo?

    Why do you want to become a docent for Explore Buffalo?

    What are some of your interests, skills, and experience that are relevant to becoming a docent? Please include any relevant volunteer experience.

    How did you hear about the Explore Buffalo docent training program?

    Do you have any questions about Explore Buffalo or Docent Training?

    Please check that you understand and agree to the following:
    I will attend all scheduled Docent Training classes, and complete a Graduation Tour within one month of the final class date (exceptions and make-up classes may be arranged on a limited basis pending circumstances).

    I fully intend to complete readings, participate in discussions, and make presentations on a weekly basis.

    I am attending the Explore Buffalo Docent Training Class in order to become a volunteer docent for Explore Buffalo. I understand that Explore Buffalo is a not-for-profit organization that provides these training classes in order to build a strong volunteer corps. I do not intend to take this information to other organizations or to use it for my own, for-profit, or business purposes.

    I am aware that the tours I am training for are walking tours.

    If I am accepted for the Docent Training Class, I understand a class fee of $95 is required by Monday, March 1, 2021 to hold my place in the class. This class fee covers the cost of materials for the class, and includes a portable microphone, Explore Buffalo messenger bag, and other tour supplies.

    I check my email at least once a week.