Volunteer at the California Museum

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The California Museum

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Looking for a rewarding way to serve the community? The California Museum invites you to join our volunteer program to assist staff in presenting exhibits and programs on the state’s history, arts and culture of diversity, which inspire more than 125,000 annual visitors.

Whether you're looking for a few hours to fill or a regular position, a range of opportunities are available to choose from including:

School Programs

School Program volunteers work in a variety of capacities in support of our school age education programs. Help engage students on field trips by interpreting Museum artifacts in the different galleries. Inspire them to think about their connection to their community as they explore the exhibits. This is a wonderful opportunity for pre-service teachers, retired educators, or those who enjoy working with children.

Public Programs

Public Program volunteers are the face of the Museum. They support events in the Museum, greet visitors, give guided tours, and interact with the public in the exhibits.

Behind the Scenes

Behind-the-scenes volunteers support the Museum’s education and exhibition departments. If you are organized, tech savvy, attentive to detail, and project oriented, this is the place for you.

No experience necessary - all volunteer positions feature in-depth training and offer parking, public transit and ridesharing reimbursement. Best of all, benefits include Museum memberships with reciprocal admission at other institutions, store discounts, invitations to volunteer events and more!

To learn more or to apply today, visit https://www.californiamuseum.org/volunteer . For questions or assistance, contact our Volunteer Coordinator, at (916) 653-8099 or voluinteer@californiamuseum.org .

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About The California Museum


1020 O Street, Sacramento, CA 95814, US

Mission Statement

A self-supporting 501(c)3 non-profit, The California Museum - home of the California Hall of Fame - engages, educates and enlightens people about California’s rich history and unique contributions to the world through ideas, innovation, the arts and culture. Through interactive and innovative experiences, the Museum inspires visitors to dream the California dream and to make their own mark on history.


The California Museum opened in 1998 through a unique partnership with the State of California as a private non-profit institution focused on California history and culture. Under the development of the Secretary of State’s office, the Museum was created to be the public showplace for contents of the the California State Archives.

The Museum’s exhibitions emphasize stories not presented to reflect all aspects of California’s diverse population and culture, with an emphasis on the contributions of women and under-represented groups.

Volunteers are instrumental in making the Museum experience memorable for over 125,000 visitors each year, in positions ranging from gallery guides, special events, and more. Benefits include free Museum membership after 40 hours of volunteering, a discount in our Museum Store, free event attendance and the opportunity to help the Museum meet its mission to educate, enlighten and inspire visitors with California history, arts and culture.

Arts & Culture
Children & Youth


We'll work with your schedule.


1020 O StreetSacramento, CA 95814



  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Administrative Support
  • History
  • Community Outreach
  • Storytelling
  • Public Speaking


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training

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