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Our Docents

FMGM relies on statewide volunteers to support our mission.  Volunteers are instrumental in communities throughout the State of Missouri to help with events, fundraising and restoration projects.

Docents are volunteers who provide the public tour program at the Missouri Governor’s Mansion and assist at special events throughout the year.  Docents are trainers, educators, tour guides, researchers, public relations specialists and ambassadors for Jefferson City.  They welcome more than 70,000 visitors annually to the Governor’s Mansion, sharing its history and beauty.


  • All docent candidates must satisfactorily complete the Docent Training program.
  • The training program will cover training materials, recommended reading, and one-on-one “shadow” opportunities with veteran docents.
  • At least one continuing education meeting each year is required by veteran and new docents.

FMGM appreciates the assistance of volunteers  in administrative needs, fundraising, marketing and public relations.

All docents must pass a background check.