Volunteer Docents Fulfilled by Giving Their Time

by | Nov 14, 2018 | Arts, Community, Older Adults, Volunteer | 0 comments

Volunteering is a great way to give back to the community. For the people who volunteer as docents at the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art at St. Petersburg College, it is so much more.

Volunteer Docents at the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art

The museum offers a comprehensive training program for docents every few years. During the course, volunteers learn about modern and contemporary art as well as the collections in the museum. The docents give museum tours, help with special events and presentations, and assist St. Petersburg College students with assignments.

If you visit the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, you might be greeted by a docent like Gail or Sonia. They volunteer for all sorts of reasons. However, just being at the museum with the beautiful collections and the crowds of art-loving guests always makes them smile.

“As a docent, of course, I’m interested in the artists and the techniques,” says Gail, “but as just an individual, I found that art is a pathway to myself.”

Serving as a docent helps these volunteers remain young and active. Pinellas Community Foundation works hard to support organizations like the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art that promote cultural literacy and encourage vitality among local older adults.

ACT II Volunteers

The older adults in Pinellas County are fortunate to have a variety of opportunities for volunteerism and continued growth. ACT II isn’t just about Aging in Place. For many, it is a time for exploring new possibilities and learning opportunities.

Other Ways to Give

As 2018 comes to a close and the holiday season looms, now is the time to think about giving back and reconnecting to the community. Whether you choose to donate your time or money, you can make a difference in Pinellas County.

Help Feed Those in Need

The holiday season is the perfect time to help out at a food bank. There are several food banks in the area that accept volunteers as well as contributions of food, household supplies and money.

Connect With Others in the Community

You might be interested in volunteering in the Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Tampa Bay program, or maybe spend your time with animals at an organization like Friends of Strays in St. Petersburg.

When you are giving your time and love back to the community, every act of volunteerism counts. We encourage you to seek out volunteer opportunities that allow you to connect with others and build a stronger community.

Reach Out

Feel free to contact us to learn more about how you can volunteer or give to worthwhile causes and organizations in Pinellas County.