Animal Docents

Do you enjoy working with children and live animals? Could you spare two or more weekday mornings a month to share your enthusiasm with San Francisco’s school children? If so, the Randall Museum needs you!

“I’ve loved every minute of docenting at the Randall and I’ve been there for 12 years now! The staff is tremendous and the animals are a joy. Watching children’s eyes light up when they are brave enough to touch a snake is so rewarding.”

Every year thousands of school children are thrilled to meet the snakes, mice, tarantulas, tortoises, hawks, owls and other live, California-native animals at the Randall Museum. Volunteer docents make this possible! Come join in this rewarding job of introducing city kids to wild animals.

We offer an 8-week course, meeting one evening per week, covering biology, natural history, safe animal handling, and interpretive technique. After training, docents commit to working with visiting school children for a minimum of four hours each month for six months. We need people to be available Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday mornings 9:30 am – 12:00 pm when visiting school groups come to the museum. This volunteer opportunity is open to adults over 18 or high school graduates.

Learn more about the Animal Exhibit at the Randall Museum

How to Become an Animal Docent

For more information or to begin your rewarding career as a Randall Museum Docent contact:

Nancy Ellis
(415) 554-9600 ext. 23

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