The MPPP Volunteer Docent Program
New Docent Training APRIL 1, 2023
Review for current docents as well!
Join our Volunteer Docent Team!
Join the MPPP docent program! Our docents are trained to lead public, school and private tours that are pivotal to the Project's commitment to education, preservation and community service. Our tour program brings over 1,000 visitors a year from all around the country to the Wells Petroglyph Preserve on Mesa Prieta. It introduces people to the project and our mission, and inspires them to support our cause. The dedication and passion of our docent team keeps MPPP rocking!
The Community! - Want to meet amazing people who love the outdoors, archaeology and cultural preservation? The MPPP docent program is chock full of incredible people. The training process brings our veteran docents and new docents together for enrichment and fun!
The Knowledge! - Beyond initial training, our docents receive ongoing updates on exciting and developing discoveries on Mesa Prieta. Our bi-annual Docent Meetings are fantastic opportunities for fun and discovery, and the weekly Docent Fun Friday readings keep our docents up to date on the latest information emerging in the world of archaeology.
The Place! - Mesa Prieta is a sacred landscape that we work hard to protect. The Wells Petroglyph Preserve is in a protected location on Mesa Prieta. Our docents have advanced access privileges as active stewards. 10,000 petroglyphs on 181 acres? There's a lot to see and learn from!
The Charity! - Through giving a 2 hour tour of the Wells Petroglyph Preserve, you don't just bring in tour money for the organization's mission. Your impact as an Ambassador of MPPP is multiplied exponentially through each and every visitor!
"Being a docent for MPPP has opened so many doors for me. Every new tour has introduced me to an interesting assortment of people from all over the US and the world. New ideas and perspectives are exchanged and keep these amazing images alive for me. There are always new discoveries and I feel privileged to contribute to this worthwhile project." - Alison Youngs, MPPP Docent, Recorder, SYIP Mentor and Volunteer for 10 years.