Having fun, gaining experience, and helping a good cause are all reasons to volunteer at The California Museum. All volunteers receive a free membership, discounts in the Museum store and lots of opportunities to attend Museum events.
The Museum schedules self-guided school tours Monday-Friday.
Volunteers greet groups as they enter the Museum, give a brief
interpretive talk about the Museum’s largest exhibit,
Constitution Wall, and orient groups to the Museum’s layout and
rules. While in the galleries, volunteers assist groups with
activity sheets and hands-on activities, monitor behavior, and
interact with diverse audiences. Volunteers are vital members of
the Time of Remembrance and 31st Star educational programs.
A wide range of tasks go into completing each exhibit, from
conducting historical research and selecting artifacts to
painting walls and matting pictures. The Museum is always seeking
volunteers who can assist with planning, creating and producing
exhibits, and especially individuals who are proficient in
carpentry, woodworking and with power tools. A dynamic and
rewarding opportunity, exhibit volunteers work
directly with the curatorial department and get a
behind-the-scenes look at the working of the Museum.