City of Somerville and Historic Somerville Seek Volunteer Docents for May–Oct.2019

Additional volunteers are needed!

Somerville's Docent Program operates on a scheduled basis during the months of May through October.  Public openings are offered at three historic sites, twice a month -- the Milk Row Cemetery on Somerville Avenue, Prospect Hill Tower above Union Square, and the Powder House in Nathan Tufts Park, off the Powder House rotary.  The Docent Program was started in 2012 at the Cemetery and expanded to three historic sites in 2017.

  • Each opening is two hours 
  • Period clothing is encouraged (and if needed, provided)
  • No prior experience required; simply bring a commitment to be trained, reliable, and enthusiastic!
  • Option to participate in City celebrations, such as First Flag on January 1, Patriots' Day in mid-April, and Veterans Memorial parade in November. 

Please submit a brief profile, statement of interest, and your contact information to Lois Greenbaum via [email protected]   For further information, please contact Brandon Wilson, Executive Director for the City's Historic Preservation Commission via [email protected] or 617-625-6600, ext. 2532.

Junior Docents Needed, Too!

Fun volunteer opportunity: be a junior docent!


Individuals with disabilities who need auxiliary aids and services for effective communication, written materials in alternative formats, or reasonable modifications in policies and procedures, in order to access the programs and activities of the City of Somerville or to attend meetings, should contact the City’s Manager of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Nency Salamoun, at 617-625-6600 x2323 or [email protected].