Share the Excitement at The Keepers House
The Docent Experience
Become a Keeper’s House Docent - Do you roam Westchester’s Aqueduct Trail? Curious about local history lore? New York City water infrastructure? Here’s how to give back to the community in a social, fun and informative way!
Our docents become very familiar with 19th century NYC – and its desperate need for clean water to combat disease, fires and the rank stench in the streets. NYC’s clean water story leads back to Westchester, and the fascinating origins of the Old Croton Aqueduct tunnel.
New docents always work with an experienced volunteer. Learning tools include award-winning maps that trace the tunnel to today’s 42nd Street, videos books and articles. You’ll soon be an expert!
All docents also access exclusive social benefits such as excursions and educational events. We welcome empty-nesters, work/study students, retirees and those who want to contribute to community life.
If you are an outgoing type, keen to connect with the community and can spare a Saturday or Sunday afternoon from 1:00pm to 4:00pm, then shoot us an email.
Proof of COVID-19 vaccines is required, plus the willingness to volunteer once a month (most months).
Assist with Invasive Species Removal
- Adopt a section of the trail for invasive species management - contact Diane Alden: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Walks and Tours: Contact Sara Kelsey: email@example.com
- Fundraising and grant research - Contact Mavis Cain: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Clerical help: If you have computer skills please remember the Friends always need your help! Contact: Mavis Cain: email@example.com
- Did we forget anything? - Contact Adrienne Bortree firstname.lastname@example.org