Volunteer at the MAH

Tap into your creativity 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.

After more than a year of isolation, let's get you reconnected to the MAH. We need volunteers to help us behind the scenes at upcoming community events. Please check out the listings below and reach out to the listed staff lead.

Offsite Volunteer Openings

All year round we pop up at community events around Santa Cruz County. Join our outreach team and get connected to our creative community.

  • Friday, June 18th, 3:30-6:30pm | Watsonville Farmers Market with Watsonville Film Festival
  • Saturday, June 19th, 11am-2pm & 2-5pm | Juneteenth at London Nelson Community Center
  • Sunday, July 11th, 11am-2pm & 2-5pm | WIC at West Lake Avenue in Watsonville

No training required, bilingual a plus. Email Helen at helen@santacruzmah.org to get involved.

Field Trip Volunteers

Are you good with kids? Help with student visits at the museum.

  • Openings: Tuesdays - Thursdays, 9:30am-12:30pm

This position requires 5-10 hours of onsite training. Email Oscar at oscar@santacruzmah.org to get started.

MAH Community Events

Get connected and hands-on with local art and history. Email Jamie at jamie@santacruzmah.org to volunteer at these upcoming events.

  • Saturday, July 24th, 9am-1pm & 2-6pm | Race Through Time
  • Thursday, August 5th, 6-10pm | Private Opening/Member Event
  • Saturday, August 28th, 10am-2pm | Family Slime Time!
  • Sunday, August 29th, 10am-2pm | Family Slime Time!
  • September 16-19th, Times TBD | Frequency: A Festival of Light, Sound, & Digital Culture

First Friday Celebrations

The MAH is a stop on the First Friday Art Tour. Join the MAH in welcoming art lovers from across Santa Cruz County in this fun-filled community event on the first Friday of every month.

  • August 6th, 1-5pm & 5pm-9pm, First Friday: Santa Cruz Speed Wheels Opening
  • September 3rd, 1-5pm & 5pm-9pm, First Friday: Do You Know My Name Opening
  • October 1st, 1-5pm & 5pm-9pm, First Friday: Queer Santa Cruz Opening
  • November 5th, 1-5pm & 5pm-9pm, First Friday: Dia de los Muertos
  • December 3rd, 1-5pm & 5pm-9pm, First Friday: Teen Art Market

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. Gloves and tools are provided. 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


Questions? Drop us a note.