Do you have what it takes to be a volunteer at Touchstones Nelson?

Help open the world to Touchstones Nelson

Share your love of history and art by becoming a docent at Touchstones Nelson Museum of Art and History.

Share your love of history and art by becoming a docent at Touchstones Nelson Museum of Art and History.

What is a docent? A docent is another name for a volunteer tour guide; someone who engages and educates children or adults about exhibitions. A docent invites observation, interaction and questioning, helping visitors to get more out of their experience at the museum.

Participants will learn interpretation methods for history tours in the permanent museum, approaches for leading art gallery tours, as well as group facilitation techniques, communication and questioning skills and more.

After the training, new docents will be able to shadow with more experienced docents until they are comfortable leading a group on their own.

The docent training program will run from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Friday April 5, 12, 19 and 26. A criminal record check is required.

For more information, contact Jessie Demers at 250-352-9813 ext.275 or by email at


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