Docent Program

The Museums actively search for volunteers who would like to learn more about art, history or science and who would also enjoy leading Museum tours and programs for children and adults. No experience is necessary. We offer an extensive training program in the discipline of your choice. Active docents receive numerous privileges and educational opportunities including:

  • Free Training program
  • Discounts on Museum School courses
  • Museum Store discounts
  • Docent newsletters
  • Free admission to Museums a la Carte programs
  • Invitations to docent social events including docent symposium, holiday luncheon, annual bus trip, and graduation/recognition events
  • Ongoing training led by curators, scholars, and museum educators

Questions? Email for more information.

Volunteer Opportunities

Would you like to get involved as a volunteer with the best cultural organization in Western Massachusetts? The Springfield Museums and the Dr. Seuss Sculpture Garden have volunteer opportunities available throughout the year in the following departments

Membership and Marketing, Education, Special Events, Public Programs, and Curatorial. General office help may include phones, mailings and database management and requires a minimum commitment of four hours per week.