Volunteer with Mingei International Museum!


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


Balboa Park, 1439 El PradoSan Diego, CA 92101


Volunteering is a fun and rewarding way to become part of Mingei International Museum. You can support Museum programs and activities by donating your time and talents, and enjoy enrichment meetings with guest speakers and opportunities to meet other volunteers from a variety of backgrounds and cultural experiences.

For more information about the volunteer program, contact the Volunteer Coordinator at emcginn@mingei.org and indicate your skills and primary interests.

Volunteer opportunities at Mingei International Museum include:

  • Residents’ Free Tuesday
    Volunteers check IDs at the Museum entrance, greet guests and staff the Membership Table on the 3rd Tuesday of each month.
  • Family Sunday
    Volunteers greet and assist guests participating in Family Sunday activities on the 3rd Sunday of each month.
  • Library, Archives and Digitization
    Volunteers support library staff. Hands-on training is provided. Library experience is helpful.
  • Special Events
    Volunteers assist in a variety of ways at Museum exhibition opening receptions and exhibition-related programs.
  • The Collectors’ Gallery
    Volunteers support the sales staff and enhance the Museum store environment. Retail experience is helpful; hands-on training is provided.
  • Mailing and Office Assistance
    Volunteers help with membership mailings and other administrative projects.


  • Customer Service
  • Multi-Tasking
  • Exhibition Arts
  • Organization
  • People Skills
  • Visual Arts

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Once a Month

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