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Local History Docents and Volunteers

The Local History Center docents work at the Peninsula Center Library, helping patrons research and access a wide variety of materials.  After orientation and initial training, docents are encouraged to do personal study from a basic source list, which enables them to be knowledgeable about the collection.  Docents also work on projects geared to their interests such as typing oral history transcriptions, indexing materials, creating bibliographies, researching special subjects, encapsulating maps, processing archival collections and extracting obituaries.  

If you are interested in Palos Verdes Peninsula history and would like to share it with others, you are cordially invited to join this group. Volunteers who work on special projects assisting the Archivist and Docents are also welcome.  Student who wish to volunteer must be at least 14 years of age. To become a docent or volunteer, fill out the Volunteer Application Form or call the Volunteer Coordinator at 310-377-9584 ext. 276.