Santa Barbara Maritime Museum Seeks Docents!
Classes Began January 8, 2022
Santa Barbara, CA. December 27, 2021 – Do you enjoy meeting and talking with people from
California, across the US, and around the world? Do you want to share your love and knowledge
of our beautiful harbor with visitors? Do you have at least three hours a week to volunteer? If
so, the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum (SBMM) is looking for you to join its next 10-week
docent training program, beginning Saturday, January 8 and running through March 12, 2022!
Study and learn about the native Chumash people, commercial diving and fishing milestones,
the Channel’s military history, and Santa Barbara as the birthplace of the environmental
movement. Be part of a great volunteer team that supports SBMM’s mission to create quality
exhibits and educational experiences that celebrate the Santa Barbara Channel and illuminate
our rich connections with the sea. Help us cultivate insightful discussions about the past and
future of our coastal community. Make connections between the Museum and visitors from
around the world, maintain and explain exhibits, and assist with special events, exhibit
openings, art receptions, and community festivals. According to Volunteer Coordinator Jesse
Baker-Lorelli, “docents also enjoy the social environment of the Museum, make new friends,
and gain a feeling of fulfillment.”
For more information about how to volunteer and become a docent, contact Jesse Baker-
Lorelli, Volunteer Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org or 805 456-8748. To apply, complete a
volunteer application at www.sbmm.org/volunteer-application.