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Sidney Sweeney 
AIA East Bay 
510 464-3600 


Saturday August 11, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM PDT

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Oakland, Berkeley, Albany, and Lafayette


2012 Homes Tour Docents

Thank you for your interest in volunteering for the AIA East Bay Homes Tour as a docent. All docents receive a complimentary, non-transferrable half-day tour ticket, in addition to a complimentary registration to the August 1st "Meet the Architects" pre-Tour event & reception.

Please note that docents will be required to stand for long periods of time.

Tickets and house assignments will be distributed at the August docent trainings.

Docent shifts are Saturday, August 11th with the morning shift beginning at 9:15am and afternoon ending at 4:45pm. Shifts will be assigned basesd on need--if you absolutely cannot be on a certain shift please contact Sidney Sweeney at 510/464-3600.

Docent Training
Docents are required to attend a training in the week prior to the tour. To accomodate schedules we have provided two different training times. Docents should attend only one training.

In late July we will send an email for you to let us know which training you'll be attending.

1)      Can we pick the house we want to docent?

No, but you can say if you’d like to volunteer or carpool with someone.

2)      Can docents hand out business cards?

No, but you can include your last name on your name badge (some docents will not want last names)

3)      What’s the theme of the tour?

Officially: East Bay Living. The goal of the tour is to engage the public with architecture--which is why it's so important that docents have knowledge of architecture!