Docent Program

What is the Docent Program?


Docents are trusted long-term, guest-facing volunteers. Most of your service will be at the Fayette Environmental Education Center and will include guiding tours, customer service, animal care, and more!

Docents can still volunteer independently at the parks and other volunteer events. Past hours from previous years will even be grandfathered into the docent program.



  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Be able to commit to at least 4 hours a month
  • Complete and pass a background check


Program Tracking

  1. Sapling (0-10 hours)
    1. Sapling Docents will be given an SCT shirt**
    2. Free entry to the FEEC.
  2. Buckeye (10-25 hours)
    1. “Park Partner” sticker
    2. Two one-time guest passes per year to the FEEC.
  3. Redbud (25-50)
    1. An official SCT Docent name badge
  4. Dogwood (50-100 hours)
    1. Designate one additional person for free entry to the FEEC.
  5. Tulip Poplar (100-150 hours)
    1. member pricing on educational programs and Camp WILD
  6. Magnolia (150-250 hours)
    1. Hero for Nature Member patch,
    2. Qualify for member pricing on the annual benefit and Oyster Roast.
  7. Chestnut (250-500 hours)
    1. Four one-time guest passes per year to FEEC + Qualify for 15% discount in FEEC store
  8. Live Oak (500+ hours)
    1. New name badge indicating their achievement
    2. Special recognition at the volunteer banquet.

**Docents will be given a new shirt every year OR every 50 hours.