Volunteer Orientation and Training

Sample Documents

American Alliance of Museums

AAM provides Tier 3 museum members with sample volunteer handbooks.

Developing Volunteer Orientation Programs

Community Tool Box

Community Tool Box supplies a resource on creating and running volunteer orientation programs.

Training Docents


Museum-Ed offers resources for training docents and interns. Included are docent program guidelines; sample job descriptions for docents, guides, and interpreters; sample evaluation forms for docents, guides, and interpreters; a sample recruitment brochure; sample evaluation forms; and a sample recruitment letter.

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