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.