The Monday KK is designed to accommodate the most volunteers. Approximately thirty to sixty volunteers gather at 9:30 am, take a forty-five minute to one hour docent-led tour and then return to socialize with food and coffee. After thirty minutes, another thirty to sixty volunteers meet and divide into groups of ten to fifteen for their docent-led tour.
Saturday's gathering meets in the afternoon for a thirty minute social. We take one docent-led tour of approximately fifteen to twenty-five people to see a special exhibit or existing art work, whatever is pertinent to the time.
The Koffee Klatche started with the Museum Shop Council as a council activity, but through the years it has evolved into a program to which the entire 500+ volunteer community is welcome.
Our VEB is solely in charge of organizing these events, under the supervision of the DAM Volunteer Manager. Our two elected members-at-large create and organize these special events approximately two to three months in advance. They plan events that are associated with what is currently on exhibit at the DAM to support the DAM's mission. Docents are chosen based on their exhibition training and general museum collection knowledge.
These opportunities, offered to our volunteer community, have been fun, educational, enriching and engaging for all. The experience has been overwhelmingly popular and every KK "sells out" quickly. They clearly meet a need most volunteers are looking for--a small payback for all their time and commitment spent enriching the lives of the Denver community.