Volunteer with Us!

We offer three different types of volunteer opportunities: museum docents, special events volunteers and Traveling Trunk volunteers.  

Museum Docents
Our museum docents typically work 1-2 days a week for 1-2, 2 hour shifts.  Museum docents essentially run the museum and are the public face of the museum during open hours.  Docents answer the phone, field questions from the public, manage the guest book and visitor tracking mechanisms.  We are working on a docent handbook, and we offer a special training session to all docents.  

Special Events Volunteers
Special Events volunteers work at special events in the museum and represent the museum at community events. Examples of special events where we have needed this type of volunteer are: visits from the Quinlan Preschool (the kids have a special story time and do crafts), Bay Area Diwali Festival (museum open house and crafts for kids), the Quinlan Center Tree Lighting, etc. These positions typically don’t require special training and are not weekly commitments . 

Traveling Trunk
Our traveling trunk program is a wonderful program that allows museum docents to go into local elementary schools to offer hands on history programs for local children.  Traveling Trunk Docents have a more extensive training and shadowing program.  Typically, they make anywhere from 2-6 presentations a month.  The schedule varies greatly.  

Our museum is typically open Wednesday-Saturday, 10 am—4 pm, with exceptions for special events/city festivals. Museum docent shifts are 10 am- noon, noon-2 pm, and 2-4 pm. 

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