Alcatraz Gardens Docent Program

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Alcatraz Gardens welcomes volunteers of all levels of experience to lead walking garden tours and/or welcome garden visitors into the gardens. Training is offered year-round with an experienced docent providing constructive feedback to lead successful tours. We ask volunteers to commit to one three-hour shift once a month for at least one year. Our tours combine San Francisco and Alcatraz history with horticulture! Come join our team in an unique setting!

Contact Shelagh Fritz, Senior Program Manager of Alcatraz and Black Point Historic Gardens, at

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