Somerville Seeks Volunteers for Patriots’ Day & Docent Program

The City of Somerville seeks volunteers to help with the Patriots’ Day Colonial Fair on Monday, April 18, at Foss Park. Volunteers will oversee colonial games, serve refreshments, and coordinate poetry readings. Setup starts at 9 a.m., and the fair is from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in Foss Park on Broadway near Fellsway West.

Somerville High School students can earn community service credits. Interested? Contact Brandon Wilson, Executive Director for the City’s Historic Preservation Commission, at bwilson@somervillema.gov or 617-776-3938.

The City and the Somerville Museum are also seeking volunteer docents to lead free public tours at historic Somerville sites this May through October. Tours are offered twice monthly on weekends and Thursday evenings at the Milk Row Cemetery on Somerville Avenue, the Prospect Hill Tower above Union Square, and the Old Powder House in Nathan Tufts Park. All sites are ADA accessible. Period clothing is expected and can be provided, if needed. No prior experience required – just enthusiasm, reliability, and a commitment to being trained!

To apply for the Docent Program, please send a letter of interest citing any relevant experience to Brandon Wilson at bwilson@somervillema.gov or to Somerville City Hall, 93 Highland Ave., Somerville, MA 02143.

The City of Somerville is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability or any other protected category. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Auxiliary aids and services, written materials in alternative formats, and reasonable modifications in policies and procedures will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities free of charge, upon request.
Persons with disabilities who need auxiliary aids and services for effective communication (i.e., CART, ASL), written materials in alternative formats, or reasonable modifications in policies and procedures in order to access the programs, activities, and meetings of the City of Somerville should please contact Adrienne Pomeroy at 617-625-6600 x 2059 or apomeroy@somervillema.gov.

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