Forest Home Farms Historic Park will have a docent training session for new volunteers on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011, from 9:30 a.m. to noon. The meeting will be held in the Boone House Apt. B at . The address is 19953 San Ramon Valley Blvd., San Ramon. This training is open to the public and is for anyone who is interested in becoming a volunteer at the farm. *You are not required to volunteer after attending the meeting.
If you have an interest in local history, are a retired teacher, or love working with children, then we are looking for you! This fieldtrip program is great for retirees, stay-at-home moms, part-time workers, and those with extra free time who would like to be involved in the community! There are four different areas for volunteers to choose from:
- Grandpa – leads tours and activities
- Grandma – leads tours and activities
- Garden – explains concepts of organic gardening and aids children in gardening chores
- Canning – presents a canning demonstration and leads activities.
Volunteer Description: Docents lead hands-on activities that teach the agricultural history of the San Ramon Valley and Forest Home Farms Historic Park. It is a very rewarding experience to see how much the children enjoy learning and to be able to answer their questions.
Public speaking experience is helpful, but not required. Education docents need to attend a three-hour training session twice per year. Volunteer commitment is two times per month minimum, and each tour lasts three hours. Volunteers must be available on weekday mornings and be fingerprinted through the San Ramon Police Dept.
Fieldtrips run Tuesday through Friday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. during the school year with a short break in winter. Fall fieldtrips for 2011 begin Sept. 20. Volunteers for this program also participate in a variety of fun and educational networking activities and fieldtrips to areas of local interest throughout the year.
For more information or to RSVP for this meeting please contact Stephanie Herscu at (925) 973-3282 or email@example.com.