Do you love art, architecture, history or
nature? Do you enjoy sharing your knowledge with other people? Then, you may be
qualified to become a volunteer docent at the Deering Estate at Cutler.
Estate Docents greet visitors and conduct
guided tours in one of the most beautiful settings in Miami-Dade County.
If you are at least 21 years old, have a clear speaking voice, and enjoy
working with the public, then consider joining our esteemed volunteer staff.
Whether you are available to serve on
weekdays, weekends, evenings or holidays, we have programs to accommodate your
schedule. Docents must be available to volunteer for at least one tour per month:
Each tour explores specific interpretive themes, including South Florida’s Native
American settlements, the Perrine Grant, the Town of Cutler, the life and interests of Charles
Deering, and the Estate’s modern restoration and stewardship efforts. Docents
may also serve as hosts and greeters during concerts and special events throughout the
a site orientation, docents shadow Estate staff on guided tours and study
selected readings to gain knowledge of the interpretive themes and to acquire group
management skills. They receive complimentary admission to Estate-sponsored
events during their service period and are recognized at the annual Miami-Dade County Park
and Recreation Volunteer Day and Award Ceremony.
Applicants are required to comply with Miami-Dade County’s policies which include
submitting to a criminal background check and fingerprinting by the Park
Department. Please bring your completed
APPLICATION to the Main Gate Ticket Booth. The booth is open daily from to .
For more information, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator.
Phone (305) 235-1668 ext 261
Fax (305) 254-5828