Shelagh Barrington, Canada

About Shelagh

In the fall of 1996, while working in sales and marketing in the Toronto (Canada) financial community I joined the Weekend/Evening Docent Program at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO). Upon retirement in 2000, I increased my volunteer commitment and joined the AGO day School Touring group while also taking on a leadership role with the Weekend/Evening Docents. Over the years I have taken on and enjoyed increasing responsibilities in the AGO volunteer community, including Communications editor and the organization and chair of the AGO Volunteer Alumni Program, culminating with my election as Volunteer President 2016 - 2019. In the past I have also enjoyed and gained invaluable experience by volunteering at other Toronto organizations including Casey House, ART Toronto and REENA. I enjoy and continue to expand my horizons through regular world travel.

My Connection with the NDSC

As a committee chair in the planning and implementation of the Toronto 2009 National Docent Symposium I gained insights into the NDS symposium challenges. I have enjoyed past NDS events in Boston, Phoenix and Montreal where I was elected to the NDSC as one of the two representatives for Canada East. I currently serve on the Editorial Board of the Council's Communications Committee as well. I believe working with volunteer organizations such as NDS is a means to support all volunteer Docent/Guides in what they do best, "encouraging a love of learning"

 

 

Additional Info

  • Docent Since: 1996
  • Elected: 2017
  • Museum Name: Art Gallery of Ontario
  • Museum Photo: Museum Photo

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