Weir Farm seeks docents

Those who enjoy sharing a passion for art, history, or art history are invited to become studio docents at Weir Farm National Historic Site. Docents introduce visitors from around the world to the creative workspaces of American artists Julian Alden Weir, Dorothy Weir, Mahonri Young and Sperry and Doris Andrews.

The national historic site is seeking friendly, reliable volunteers to staff the Weir and Young Studios for the upcoming season. Studio docents provide orientation, information, and high-quality interpretation to all park visitors through the Volunteers-In-Parks (VIP) program, and become part of a team of park volunteers.

Volunteers receive training and participate in a variety of enrichment opportunities, including an interactive training session with park staff in late March, behind-the-scenes talks, and educational field trips. The park currently offers a variety of volunteer opportunities that include staffing the Weir and Young Studios, assisting with youth and education programs, preserving natural resources as part of its Garden Gang, and assisting with special events.

Information: nps.gov/wefa/supportyourpark or call Park Ranger Kristin Lessard at 203-834-1896 ext. 11.