The Whitewater Historical Society appreciates any public participation in its work on behalf of Whitewater history. We encourage anyone who is interested to volunteer for our programs, educational efforts, and museum work. We especially need docents for the museum.
Docents are the volunteers who staff the museum during its open hours. They greet museum visitors and answer general questions about the museum or the society. Docents are the most important volunteers in the society because they are the ones who directly connect with the public.
But docents don’t need to be experts in Whitewater history or the museum’s artifacts. The museum curator will train you in your duties and in the general knowledge you will need. When museum visitors ask more specific questions, the docent refers those questions to the curator, who responds directly to those visitors.
PROGRAMS, EVENTS, & MUSEUM WORK
In addition to being a docent, volunteers can help with the programs and events the society offers the public and with special projects at the museum.