Becoming an ISEC Docent

Volunteers are the lifeblood of all not-for-profit organizations and the Information Age Learning Center is no exception.  There are two volunteer categories: Docents and Museum Volunteers.

It is important for all our volunteers to be well-informed advocates and supporters of the Museum, as such we expect volunteers and docents to become a member of the Information Age Learning Center.

If you have questions about a specific volunteer opportunity, please contact the ISEC Volunteer Coordinator on 732-280-3200 or via e-mail at

Become A Docent

What is a Docent?

The word docent derives from the Latin docent, which means to teach. Docent volunteers are a vital part both the Information Age Learning Center and ISEC.   Through the sharing of knowledge, docents bring the displays to to life for museum visitors. Enthusiasm, a desire to learn, and commitment are several of the most valuable characteristics of a docent.

At InfoAge / ISEC,  docents play a variety of roles including leading gallery tours, acting as docents in the TIROS building to answer visitor questions, and assisting Museum staff at public programs that inform, stimulate, and educate visitors about InfoAge and the collections on display.

Who can become a Docent?

Docents come from many different backgrounds and experiences. What is most important is to have a willingness to learn, and a strong desire to share what you have learned. The Museum is always looking for new docent volunteers to join the team.

Diana Site Docent

Be a part of the team that brings the history of weather observation via satellite to life!    Have a desire to learn about radio astronomy?  This is the only place in the world where you can learn to operate an instrument of this size.

Responsibilities include greeting visitors, collecting admission fees/donations, and providing general information about the DIANA project, the TIROS program, and the history of Camp Evans.   Substantial training required.  Candidates with both communications and technology skills  are especially sought after.

Diana Site docents serve four hour tours, generally two per month.