For many years the Kelsey Museum has depended on a dedicated group of volunteers to help on an array of projects, ranging from designing traveling educational kits to working behind the scenes in the registry, to helping with Family Days, in which children learn about ancient mummies by "eviscerating" Barbie dolls!
The largest group of volunteers at the Museum is the Kelsey docents—individuals who are trained to offer gallery tours to schoolchildren, young adults, seniors, and special groups. Docents are trained for approximately eight months on the art and archaeology of Greece, Rome, the Near East, and Egypt and are given a rare opportunity to go behind the scenes at the Museum. Once training is complete, docents are asked to commit to offering several tours a month.
Although becoming a docent takes time and commitment, it is a wonderful and exciting way to spend your time. The docent group is small and filled with interesting people who all share a love of the ancient world. If you are interested in becoming a docent, please contact Todd Gerring or Lauren Talalay at 734.647.0441.