Docent Training Application

We appreciate your interest in the Fall 2019 Explore Buffalo Docent Training Program. Completing this form does not obligate you to become a docent; however, it is the first step in the application process. The application deadline is Friday, September 13, 2019.

Once you submit an application, you will receive a phone call to discuss the program and your interests in Buffalo architecture, history, and more.

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

Enter your full name.

Enter your mailing address, just like you would on an envelope.

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."

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

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.

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:
The program starts September 23 and runs through October 4, and includes a Graduation Tour to be completed by October 31st. I am available to attend all classes on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9 AM to 12 PM (exceptions and make-up classes may be arranged on a limited basis pending circumstances).

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

I am attending the Explore Buffalo Docent Training Program 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 Fall 2019 Docent Training Program, I understand a class fee of $95 is due by September 20, 2019 to hold my place in the class.

I check my email at least once a week.