Thank you for considering the docent program at Tohono Chul. We accept docent applications year round, but only process them between July and October. Please feel free to complete an application today and we will be in touch once we start processing applications for the next docent class.

Please complete this Docent Application form if you are interested in becoming a Tohono Chul Docent. Once you complete the form, click the submit button at the bottom.

Name and Contact Information

Please fill all fields accompanied by an asterisk *. You do not need to be a Tohono Chul member to apply to be a docent at Tohono Chul. Omit "TCP Member ID:" and "Tohono Chul Park Member:" if you are not a Tohono Chul member.

Volunteer Interests

Why do you want to become a docent for Tohono Chul?

Areas of Interest

Please chose the activities that (with training) you feel you are capable of and would enjoy doing.

Docent Roles

Education is an important component of the docent experience. You will have the opportunity to engage with a diverse guest and volunteer population. Please chose the activities you would be interested in performing as a docent.

Special Training/Expertise

Please specify any special training/expertise you have that you would be willing to use as a Tohono Chul docent.


Please indicate the days and times you are usually available to volunteer.

Volunteer Experience

Please list any volunteer organizations where you have been or are currently active. Briefly describe your duties.

Emergency Contact Information

List the name and contact information for at least one person.

Demographic Information

You may optionally provide the following information. It is used only to help us get a better idea of the demographic make-up of our volunteers.

I agree to these Program Requirements

• Successfully complete the Tohono Chul Docent Class. Held Wednesdays, October through February with holidays off.
• Be dependable, prompt, and notify staff of schedule changes as soon as possible.
• Engage with guests from diverse backgrounds and varying abilities.
• Represent Tohono Chul positively.
• Support Tohono Chul's mission of enriching people's lives by connecting them with the wonders of nature, art and culture in the Sonoran Desert region and inspiring wise stewardship of the natural world
• Stay informed about new developments and events throughout Tohono Chul.
• Volunteer an average of 12 hours per month while residing in Tucson.
• I give Tohono Chul permission to use my likeness in photographs and other media productions for its publications and advertisements.
• I acknowledge that Tohono Chul’s insurance will not cover me in the unlikely event of an accident or injury while volunteering. Tohono Chul’s commercial general liability insurance covers claims against volunteers by third parties, but my own health and property insurance must cover any claims for bodily injury or loss or damage to personal property that might incur while volunteering with us.