November 14, 2012

Car buffs needed to train as Auto Museum docents

The California Automobile Museum in Sacramento will open its 28th docent-training class Jan. 10.

The series of classes at the museum, 2200 Front St., is designed to train volunteer teachers and tour guides to explain various automotive topics and the museum's collection to visitors.

The 21-week program includes instruction in automotive history, vehicle makes and interpretation skills. Nearly 50 automotive experts are involved in instruction.

Extensive knowledge of motor vehicles is not required. Prospective docents should be at least age 18 and able to donate two four-hour docent shifts monthly for two years after training is completed.

A $99 fee covers materials and a one-year membership in the museum. Scholarships may be requested.

For more information, call (916) 442-6802 or go to the volunteer/docent links at www.calautomuseum.org.

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