Docents are vital to the operation of any museum. They are the people who guide visitors through a museum. Our museum is currently open a limited number of days because we don’t have enough docents to cover more days.

If you enjoy Sun City, our history, and meeting people this might be a perfect fit for you. You will receive a training manual, go through a short training program, and be partnered with another more experienced docent.

We’d love to talk to you about this opportunity. Fill out and submit the form below and you will be contacted by our Docent Coordinator.

Read on to learn more about the benefits you will receive from volunteering as a docent.

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

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

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.

Volunteering 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

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”.

We would like you to volunteer one or two afternoons a month.

If you enjoy talking to people and sharing history, become a docent by calling 623-974-2568 and leaving a message. Or fill out the form below and our Volunteer Coordinator, Tammy Ruocco, 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.

Where do you live? *
How long have you lived in the area? *
What day or days are you available to volunteer? Mark all that apply. ** indicates the days we are currently OPEN.