Become a docent for these 4 Nashville organizations

Did we mention the docent programs come with their own share of perks and incentives?

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Learning, fueling your passions, and giving back to the community? It’s a win, win, win.

Time is ticking. Frist Art Museum announced applications for its docent program are due on Tuesday, Jan. 16.

Docents are volunteer teachers or tour guides who are trained to share information in museums, art galleries, and zoos. Don’t forget the perks — Frist docents receive access to all exhibitions, special volunteer events, continuing education training, and exhibition-specific training.

Cheekwood, the Nashville Zoo, and the Parthenon also boast programs of their own. Think you’re interested? Here’s what to expect:

  • Cheekwood | Offers the opportunity to train as a Garden Docent, House and History Docent, and Exhibition Docent
  • Nashville Zoo | Before you can become a docent, you must first join the Adult Volunteer Corps and complete the prerequisites.
  • The Parthenon | Docents automatically become members of the Centennial Park Conservancy, receiving free admission to the Parthenon, discounts in the Museum Store, discounted ECHO tickets, and more.

Bonus: Volunteer across Nashville in other ways using this guide spotlighting 52 organizations.

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