Become a Volunteer

Do you have two unobligated hours weekly that are currently languishing on your schedule and yearning to be spent in a social-media-free zone such as the Reading Room at the Renaissance Center?

Then think about spending two hours weekly during the spring and fall UMass academic semesters as a docent in the Arthur F. Kinney Reading Room at the Renaissance Center, 650 East Pleasant Street, Amherst.  Then lift that telephone receiver and leave your name and contact information with the Center staffer who answers your call to 577-3600 or talk with Jacqueline Price at 549-1254 about becoming a Center docent.

What does a Renaissance Center docent do?
He or she signs on for one of the currently available two-hour time slots on Mondays through Fridays, arrives in the Reading Room at the appointed time, and settles into the relaxing rhythm of a setting that nurtures the academic pursuits of students and scholars.

Why does the Center have docents?
The Renaissance Center is open to UMass students and to the public at large. The presence of docents in the Reading Room frees staff members Jeff, Sonia, and Ellen from overseeing the comings and goings of students and the public through the room and the top-drawer collection of Renaissance materials that it houses.

Come be a docent---call the Center or Jacquie Price today!