Docent Training



Training Workshops

Friends of My Community conduct  training workshops for our volunteers who express interest in guiding heritage trails,
conducting research or curating exhibitions.

The next volunteers' workshop takes place on 25 & 26 February 2017.

Volunteers who have signed up as Friends of My Community are required to attend the workshops on both dates and commit at least once a month for the next half a year.

You are welcomed to attend our open house on 11 February 2017 . >> Details here

For application forms, download (My Community Membership Form)  

For further enquiries, email 



What is the Friends of My Community’s workshop?

The workshop prepares Friends of My Community (FOMC) members to guide in community heritage trails in Singapore:

Tanglin Halt & Margaret Drive heritage tour

tour explores the evolution of Singapore’s first satellite town, Queenstown.

Labrador & Alexandra heritage tour

traces Singapore’s port history and the onslaught of Japanese troops in Alexandra during world war II.

Commonwealth & Holland heritage tour

follows the rich and diverse colonial history of 1920s and 1930s Singapore.

Dawson & Tanglin heritage tour

explores the evolution of the Singapore house from plantation villas in Tanglin to HDB’s public housing projects in Dawson.

Tiong Bahru heritage tour

visits Singapore’s first public housing estate

Other upcoming community trails in Bukit Merah, Telok Blangah and Tampines.

The workshop includes a basic guiding course which docents will learn practical aspects of public speaking, basic oral history interview and research skills and sensitivities of guiding in communities. 




Do I have to complete the workshop?

Docents are expected to complete the 2-day basic guiding workshop and volunteer at least once a month for the next half-a-year to familiarise the heritage trail.

What happens if I cannot attend a session?

Friends of My Community workshops are organised by volunteers and course requires commitment and dedication.

How much does it cost?

The workshop is free-of-charge. Nonetheless, you must be a My Community member in order to be a Friends of My Community docent.


What is my commitment after the workshop and six-months on-the-ground training?

You are expected to guide for at least once a month after the workshop.