New Master Ranger Docent Program Taps the Talents of 50+ VIPs
San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

Master Ranger Docent pointing out locations on a map for three visitors at an information counter in the Visitor Center
Master Ranger Docent assisting three visitors in the Park Visitor Center
NPS Photo

Quick Facts

GETTING READY FOR 2016:

A Call to Action
Action Item:
History Lesson
Year Accomplished:
2012

In partnership with Coming of Age and the San Francisco Senior Center, park Interpreters recently welcomed aboard seventeen new VIPs aged 50+. Twenty-two hours of training prepared them to assist with interpretation and staff public contact stations. One of their first assignments was helping to bridge generational and cultural divides at a park summer camp serving San Francisco's underserved youth. This new program not only harnesses the talents, skills and energy of one of our country's most valuable resources, it offers them a way to stay active, contribute to their community, and engage in lifelong learning.