Docent Training Application

    Thank you for your interest in Explore Buffalo's Spring 2022 Docent Training Class. Completing this form is the first step in the application process; it does not obligate you to join the class. The application deadline for the Spring 2022 Docent Training Class is Wednesday, February 16, 2022.

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

    Enter your cell phone number. Docents must have a cell phone.

    Enter your home phone number or "none."

    Tell us a little about yourself and your background. Include interests, skills, and experience relevant to becoming an Explore Buffalo docent. Please 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?

    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 am fully vaccinated for COVID-19.

    I fully intend to complete readings, participate in discussions, make presentations on a weekly basis, and attend at least two Training Tours as part of the Docent Training Class.

    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 support its mission of promoting Buffalo and Western New York history, architecture, and neighborhoods. 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 of approximately 2 miles in length.

    If I am accepted for the Docent Training Class, I understand a class fee of $95 is required by Wednesday, February 23, 2022 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 regularly (several times per week).