We’re always looking for volunteers and docents!

Who knew volunteering could be so good for a person? A wise person once contemplated the benefits of volunteering. And the museum really needs more docents, those who give short museum tours between 1 and 4 p.m. on Monday Wednesday or Friday; OR office volunteers with computer skills to work mornings any weekday. So here are the best reasons to volunteer already penned by a thoughtful person, now anonymous.

VOLUTEERING CAN:

• make you forget your problems.

• give you a reason to get up and dressed and moving each day.

• be good for your self esteem.

• give you a sense of purpose in life.

• improve overall attitude and mental health.

• give you a greater overall satisfaction with life.

• cause you to live longer, if you volunteer on a regular basis.

• improve your health.

• lower your stress level.

• be good for relationship building.

• increase the experience of compassion.

A Museum Docent Time is Very Rewarding

 

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” — Winston Churchill

The Del Webb Sun Cities Museum is the first model home of the first Sun City community in the nation. The museum is filled with history and the 1960’s décor will take you back in time. When you step into the living room, you will be greeted by one of our docents. They will guide you through the house and
explain the history of the area. To better serve our museum and visitors, we need you to become a docent.

There are many benefits to being a docent. First of all, you will have the opportunity to learn the history of the Sun Cities and how Del Webb’s vision become a reality. You will meet other docents that will quickly become new friends. We have social events as well and all of our docents think the most fun is having the opportunity to meet and talk to the visitors and community residents that stop by. As a volunteer, you will be part of the Sun Cities Area Historical Society and we guarantee you will develop an excitement and enthusiasm for our local history and volunteerism.

As a new docent, you will be given training on the displays and the house history. You will greet the visitors and give a short tour of the museum. You will always work with another docent and you aren’t required to “know everything”.

The museum is open on Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays from 1:00-4:00. We would like you to volunteer one or two afternoons a month.

“The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.” — Helen Keller

 

If you enjoy talking to people and sharing history, become a docent by calling 623-974-2568 and leaving a message or filling out the form below. Our volunteer coordinator, Barb Wagers, will contact you.

 

The following form will be sent to the Museum and forwarded to the proper contact person. Thanks for your interest in Volunteering at the Museum. Please use the text box to let us know what day(s) and hours you would be available along with any other information you consider valuable for your consideration.

Volunteer Application Form

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