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Docents and Ambassadors
 
The Presidio Trust offers various opportunities for volunteers to share their knowledge and love of the park with visitors. Volunteer docents and ambassadors are a vital link between the public and the Presidio, helping visitors of all ages experience and enjoy this magnificent place.
  
  
Art Docent
The Presidio is home to a growing art program that helps visitors experience and understand unique aspects of the park. Presidio Volunteer Art Docents introduce installations to the public, lead tours, and provide general assistance that helps visitors enjoy a great day in the Presidio.

Indoor and outdoor positions are available in a stationary or active setting. In particular, docents will help share the Presidio’s collection of Andy Goldsworthy sculptures. Tree Fall, the artist’s most recent addition to the Presidio, is located indoors on the Presidio’s Main Post and is open regularly for docent tours. Docents will also lead walking tours to Goldsworthy’s outdoor pieces, Spire and Wood Line.

A series of initial training sessions (lectures, videos, hikes, and tours) is required. Docents are part of a welcoming community of Presidio volunteers and have access to many ongoing social and learning opportunities. The monthly volunteer commitment is approximately six hours.
 
 
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Heritage Program Docent
The Presidio Trust is recruiting enthusiastic individuals to become part of a team of volunteer docents for Officers' Club​, one of San Francisco's oldest buildings. In September 2014, the Officers' Club will re-open as a multifaceted cultural destination that will welcome and inform the public with the help of docents. 

The Officers' Club will feature heritage exhibits throughout, including a Presidio Heritage Gallery with interactive exhibits that will provide context, encourage exploration, and establish a deeper understanding of the Presidio and its vital role in San Francisco and world history. The gallery will highlight the compelling human stories from the Presidio's past, use immersive media to enliven the experience, and display one-of-a kind artifacts, while encouraging visitors to make connections with their lives in the present. Docents will help welcome visitors to the Officers' Club, lead tours of the building, and help orient visitors to the Presidio. 
  
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Trail Ambassador
Trail Ambassadors provide a welcoming and informed presence for visitors on Presidio trails and in other high use areas of the park such as the Main Post. Ambassadors help visitors find their way, suggest hikes and bike rides, support trail etiquette, share information about park events and programs, and offer general assistance that helps guests enjoy a great day in the Presidio.
 
Ambassadors will also provide park managers with feedback on their observations and guest comments, helping to ensure an ever-improving experience for visitors.
 
The Presidio trail system is quite diverse, and ambassadors may serve on more “rugged” or “urban” areas depending on their interests. A series of initial training sessions (lectures, videos, hikes, and tours) is required. Ambassadors will be part of a welcoming community of Presidio volunteers and will have access to many ongoing social and learning opportunities. The monthly volunteer commitment is approximately four hours.
 
 
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National Park Service Docent Opportunities
To learn how to become a National Park Service Docent, call (415) 561-2817 or email
 
 
 
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Presidio Trust Volunteer Coordinator
T: (415​) 561-5333
E: volunteer@presidiotrust.gov