A Leelanau Conservancy Docent is a creative, imaginative, enthusiastic individual, who provides interpretative services to Conservancy Natural Area visitors and members through guided tours and special events. All activities relate to the Conservancy’s mission. The Docents are truly friend-raisers and ambassadors for the Leelanau Conservancy. Each Docent brings their unique knowledge of nature and own special style so that no two hikes are alike!
The Leelanau Conservancy is recruiting local nature enthusiasts for a new class of Docents who will lead hikes in our natural areas. This is a volunteer role.
The docent program is a critical part of the Conservancy’s outreach efforts, and being a docent involves a significant commitment. New docents commit to 30 hours of initial training which begins with 4 required trainings in April, as well as Natural Area training with our Stewardship Team, shadowing hikes with an experienced docent, first aid, and interpretation trainings are just some of the topics new docents learn about.
To apply or have any other questions please contact Volunteer Manager, Lindy Kellogg via email at [email protected] for information and application.
Applications may be submitted until March 15th to be considered for the 2023 session.Group interviews will be in late March, followed with required orientation and trainings in April 2023. We have a limited number of trainee spaces open for the 2023 class.