Holocaust Center to offer docent training

The Holocaust center in Farmington Hills are offering docent training.

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The Holocaust Memorial Center Zekelman Family Campus in Farmington Hills will hold an initial docent orientation and training session for adults interested in volunteering for the organization in that capacity.

Docents guide groups on walking tours of the museum, explaining the exhibits and interpreting history and lessons to be learned. High school and middle school students are among the many groups who visit the museum.

The training will take place from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 10 at the museum, located at 28123 Orchard Lake Road, and will be led by the Docent Steering Committee. The docent leader and the group will determine the timing of the remaining three sessions. At the conclusion of the training, prospective docents will be given an assignment to prepare them for certification.

The next intake of docents is planned for summer. Docents volunteer during the day and can commit as much time as they wish. Schedules are flexible, in order to accommodate individuals’ other commitments.

“Our docents provide an extremely valuable service to the community at large,” said Dr. Stuart Falk, the Docent Steering Committee co-chair. “They educate visitors to the Center and explain history in meaningful terms. They convey the message that life offers us many choices that can define our moral character.”

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