To keep up with the growing number of tour and field trip requests, Discovering Justice held docent training for eight new volunteer docents, which included college students and former educators.
This training provided newer docents the opportunity to learn from experienced docents and learn more about the architecture and history of the Moakley Courthouse. Volunteers shared their passion for helping students learn about our justice system and providing positive experiences for students. Our docents brought their expertise, from former librarians, schoolteachers, college professors, and college students!
“I found the training extremely helpful. I learned a lot from the seasoned tour docents and the presentation leaders. The section on culturally responsive facilitation was particularly educational,” said Lynn Bonesteel, former Boston University professor and a recent addition to our team.
During the training, Courthouse Programs Associate Kiara Batista led the new docents as they explored the Moakley and discussed the major themes that are covered in the hour-long tour.
Without volunteer docents, Discovering Justice could not have welcomed over 1,500 members of the public to the courthouse this year, deepening their exposure to the workings of the justice system. Our volunteer tour docents make a world of a difference to our tour program!
To become trained as a volunteer tour docent, sign up here. We look forward to growing our community and providing more members of the public with informative and interactive tours!