Docent Application

Docents (volunteer guides) provide valuable service to the Museum and to the wider community by volunteering their time to give tours to adults, families and school groups. They engage, educate and inspire visitors from around the world as they share their knowledge of 35 centuries of glass art, history and science. Interested? Fill out the application below.

Questions? Please contact Cindy Price at 607.438.5113 or

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Contact Information
Docent training is on Thursdays from 9am–12pm, late September through February. Docents are encouraged to give 40 hours per year.
Application Information
Files must be less than 2 MB.
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Please provide two references (professional, co-worker, teacher, etc.)
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Skills and Interests
Please review the following list of skills and interests and select those you wish to share with us.
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I understand that this is an application for and not a commitment or promise of volunteer placement. I understand that if I am placed as a volunteer within The Corning Museum of Glass, I will receive no monetary compensation or benefits for the time spent on volunteer activities. I certify that I have and will provide information to The Corning Museum of Glass that is true, correct and complete to the best of my knowledge. I understand that information contained on my application will be verified by The Corning Museum of Glass and misrepresentations or omissions may be cause for my immediate rejection as an applicant or my termination as a volunteer.