Volunteer at the MAH

Tap into your creative superpowers with our one of a kind volunteer squad. Be a part of a network of positive change. Use art and history to bring people together across differences. Join a group of passionate people like you working to build a stronger, more connected Santa Cruz County.

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How to sign up

Getting started is easy.

  1. Sign up. You're in the right place. Sign up here to get started.
  2. Orientation. Attend a volunteer orientation where you'll get a dynamic introduction to the MAH and learn about all of the ways you can make a difference.
  3. Plug in. Start plugging in to the volunteer opportunities that excite you most. With different events each week, there's something for everyone. Check out upcoming opportunities here.
  4. Celebrate. Do a little dance. You're a certified change-maker and MAH volunteer, which makes you an awesome part of Santa Cruz's creative community.

What you’ll do

Go hands on with weekly creative events in our community. Lead an art activity like printmaking or weaving. Spark a smile while greeting a guest at a sunny play day. Share secret facts about our exhibitions with curious adults stopping by for a visit. No experience? No problem. Learn on the job– we’ve got handy experts eager to train you!

How often you’ll volunteer

Get the most out of your experience by volunteering once per month. Each shift typically lasts 3-4 hours, and is supported with plenty of peanut butter pretzel snacks from Trader Joe’s. Not sure if this fits your schedule? We’ll work together to find the roles and opportunities that work best for you.

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Last year, volunteers ignited community-driven events for friends and families all across Santa Cruz County. Here's what they accomplished.


active volunteers


free community events supported


exhibitions described to curious visitors


visitors connected with art, history, and each other


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hours volunteered

Volunteer at Evergreen Cemetery

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Join a team of amazing, weekly volunteers who help maintain one of the oldest public cemeteries in California, Evergreen Cemetery. Swing by to help with basic gardening like pulling weeds and clearing walkways, all while discovering Santa Cruz County History. Explore the grounds. Meet other local history buffs. Discover more about the people who made Santa Cruz what it is today. No need to RSVP, just stop by ready to work.

Every Friday, 9:30am-12:30pm
Volunteer with your coworkers or service group.

Create an unforgettable group experience by volunteering at one of our signature events. Bond with your colleagues, connect with your community, and invest in a socially responsible future.

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