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Docent Program

docent (do's'nt) n.   A tour guide and lecturer

VVAC docents are volunteer members who assist the Center in protecting and interpreting the cultural history of the Verde Valley, and in helping the public to understand the historical legacy of the area. Docents can enrich the education of hundreds of people of all ages.

Training for new docents is scheduled based on the number of applicants. Training will generally begin with an orientation and general background session. New docents will receive a copy of the Docent Handbook, which will be reviewed during the orientation session. Site visits to the V-Bar-V, Palatki, Honanki, Montezuma Castle and Well, will be offered.  New docents will be asked to read the appropriate material in the handbook before on-site visits. Trainees are strongly urged to take notes, ask questions and participate fully during these sessions.

Outside reading and studying are suggested to be completely prepared. There is a section of suggested readings and bibliographies for many subject areas. Many of the suggested readings can be borrowed from the Yavapai County Library System.

If you are interested in becoming a docent, please contact Ken Zoll at 928-593-0364 or at director@verdevalleyarchaeology.org