Durango BOtanical Society
Building Public Gardens Committed to Demonstration and Education
There 's still enough time to join the Docents. Training starts April 8th.
If you have trouble downloading and filling out this application please contact Jenny and she will e mail the application to you. You may also pick up a copy of the application at the library in the DBS Bookcase in the library.
You may download this file 2017 Docent application.docx
Or you may copy and paste to your own word program.
Application process: Complete this form and return to Jenny nedergaard the Docent Coordinator
Prospective Docents who wish to continue with training must be available on April 8 and 22, and May 6 from 9:00 – 3:00. Please mail completed application to:
Jenny Nedergaard, 2232 Mockingbird Valley Ct., Durango, 81301.
Please contact Jenny with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org
DURANGO BOTANICAL SOCIETY
“Committed to the design and development of public gardens
throughout Southwest Colorado
for the purposes of education and demonstration.”
DOCENT APPLICATION FORM 2017
Candidate Name __________________________________________________________
City________________________ State____________ Zip_______________
Home Phone____________________ Cell phone_______________ Work phone_________
Are you available for DBS activities on __________weekdays _____________weekends?
How did you hear about the Docent program?__________________________________________
Please feel free to expand your answers to the following by attaching a resume, personal profile, brief statement or additional pages.
Describe your educational background and any special training that you have completed such as Master Gardener, or special skills such as a foreign language
Describe your experience in volunteer programs, or non-profit Board experience, if applicable
Describe prior or current experience serving as a Docent, if any
Describe any experience as an educator (formal or informal)
I feel comfortable with the following technologies:
Email_______ Word Processing_________ Simple spreadsheet________ PowerPoint_________
Facebook_________ Website or other graphic design___________ Smartphone or IPad____________
I am a PC user__________ MAC user____________ Both_______________
Why are you interested in serving as a Docent for the Durango Botanical Society?
Areas of Interest: (check any that apply)
Job descriptions will be given at orientation and training and you may revise your choices before you sign up. Some areas overlap. Docents are expected to be familiar with all aspects of the Docent program.
_____Leading tours of the Library Demonstration Garden
_____Event planning support (Gardens on Tour event, Spring Membership event, guest speakers, Bulb Sale, hands-on workshops)
_____Plant selection, evaluation, data collection and reporting
_____ DBS Historian and photography assistance
_____Garden maintenance, coordination for Weeding Days
_____ Library lobby display
_____Technology support (website, communications and membership)
_____ Working with school groups as needed
Summary of requirements for being a Docent for the Durango Botanical Society:
I agree to all of the above requirements. _______________initials _____________date
THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN BECOMING A DOCENT FOR THE DURANGO BOTANICAL SOCIETY AND LIBRARY DEMONSTRATION GARDEN.