Public Tours Project Launches with First Neighborhood WalkShop

This spring and summer, The East Cut CBD is inviting our community to join in the creation and promotion of walking tours in the neighborhood!

As the home to incredible artwork, public spaces, plants, and buildings, The East Cut CBD is creating a series of neighborhood tours based on four different themes: public art, hidden places, Salesforce Park horticulture, and architecture.

On Wednesday, April 28th, The East Cut CBD conducted its first neighborhood public tours WalkShop! This WalkShop was a great way to discuss the projects and work ahead and to kick off the volunteer program for public tours and truly start bringing it to life.

You can support this effort by joining The East Cut CBD as a volunteer researcher or docent! The CBD is looking for volunteers to help create, research, narrate, and lead tours with small groups of neighbors and visitors. Check out our available volunteer positions at

Neighborhood Tour Researchers:

  • Volunteer researchers will complete the creation of engaging and fascinating tours, telling the stories of the spaces that make and surround The East Cut. Join a community of neighborhood learners and art/plants/open spaces/architecture lovers! Researchers will participate in creating 4 tours and work with The East Cut CBD staff and docents on training and walk-shops. Research projects are beginning now (April 2021).

Neighborhood Tour Docents:

  • Volunteer docents lead their fellow neighbors and small groups of visitors on learning experiences across the neighborhood and share the fascinating places and stories that make up The East Cut. Join a community of neighborhood learners and art/plants/open spaces/architecture lovers! Docents lead visitors on 90-minute walking tours. One tour per month in the spring and summer. Participate in continuous learning opportunities.

Training for new docents is offered in spring. The Spring 2021 training is open for enrollment (virtual and in-person).

Volunteer Requirements:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Submit a volunteer form
  • Attend a Neighborhood Tours WalkShop
  • Lead one 90-minute tour per month in the spring and summer (docents) or attend weekly 1-hour working sessions in the spring (researchers)

This volunteer program connects folks that are passionate about culture and places. It’s also a great opportunity for neighbors and community members wanting to get more engaged with the neighborhood and to meet new people.

We would greatly appreciate your help and can’t wait to get this program started!