Many critical functions at the Center are carried out by skilled volunteers who put their talents to work by helping out from time to time.

Our regular volunteers include:

John Lancaster, Rare Book Librarian
Emeritus Curator of Special Collections, Amherst College Library
Nancy Gregg, Renaissance Center Archivist
Community volunteer
Ellen Kosmer, Center Garden Manager
Professor Emerita, Worcester State University
James Kelly, Mulitmedia Librarian
MLS, New York at Geneseo, 1974; MA, Rochester, 1977


A regular cohort of docents supervise the Reading Room during the Center’s regular open hours. Each docent volunteers for a two-hour weekly period; they are backed up by a list of willing substitutes. Docents frequently volunteer to help out at Center events.

Head of Docent Program
Jacqueline Price

Regular Docents
Barbara Bornstein, Valerie Faith, Steve Fratoni, Susi Friedman, Harrison Gregg, Doris Holden, Jacqueline Price, Arthur Quinton, Barbara Schuman, Althea Shef

Substitute Docents
Vivienne Carey, Arelle Cook, Alexandra Leras, Claudia Rhodes, Cynthia Wade, Patrice Whaling

For more information about becoming a docent, click here!