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Volunteer Opportunities

Give the Gift of your Time & Receive a Gift from Us…

We so appreciate those who give time, energy and enthusiasm to the Museum. In addition to your time, we hope you will join as a member at a special $35 level. Every membership helps us to keep the doors open and have the ability to mount great exhibitions. If you are unable to pay the membership fee, please let us know.

As a special thank you for volunteering, after 20 hours you will receive a catalog from one of the Museum's exhibitions.

We need volunteers in visitor services, the gift shop, and gallery guide. There is also need for volunteers to help with receptions and other events. We are delighted that you are considering volunteering at the Museum. We need inspired, passionate people to help create a memorable visitor experience.

    Additional Perks Just For Our Volunteers:
  • A curator-led tour Museum tour at the start of each exhibit
  • 20% discount in the Museum store
  • Special volunteer parties

For more information about on-site volunteer opportunities, requirements and training, email or call 408.971.0323 x21.

Canadian researchers found that volunteering can improve self- esteem, reduce heart rates and blood pressure, increase endorphin production, enhance immune systems, buffer the impact of stress, and combat social isolation. So what are you waiting for?

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