Volunteer

SVMA has nearly 200 volunteers who contribute to the museum in a variety of ways. Volunteers welcome visitors, prepare and promote exhibitions, raise funds, and help manage the facility and its activities by serving on the board of directors and advisory council. Opportunities also exist to help with special events throughout the year.

 
Front Desk Volunteers
SVMA is always looking for friendly, outgoing volunteers for our front desk. Front Desk Hosts greet and orient visitors, collect admission and merchandise fees, track attendance, and monitor the galleries.
 
SVMA's Current Front Desk Hosts
Amy Gottlieb
Leslie Jacquith
Pat Lewis
Stephanie MacConaghy
Janice McKevitt
Anne Pincus
Claudia Sims
Gary Seifer
Russ Walter
 
Front Desk Host of the Year 2016: Claudia Sims
 
Administrative Volunteers
SVMA seeks organizational types to assist staff with adminstrative and database tasks and mailings.
 
Photographer/Videographer Volunteer
SVMA seeks an experienced photographer and/or videographer to record Museum events.
 
Museum Guides
Museum Guides actively engage visitors with the art and ideas presented by SVMA. They enjoy unique opportunities to interact with exhibiting artists and to learn about art and art history. Guides participate in a special training program, make a two-year commitment to the museum, and receive briefings from exhibiting artists to aid in answering visitor questions.
 
SVMA's Current Museum Guides
Susan Alexander
BJ Blanchard
Marlene Ciatti
Evelyn Connolly
Tada Darsie
Frances Rennie
Judi Friedman
Barbara Gross
Lucy Hamlyn
Marilyn Kravig
Mimi Makowsky
Carola McAndrew
Nancy Lang
Karin Skooglund
Meta Strauss
Jan Small
Kathleen Watson

Museum Guide of the Year 2016: Kathleen Watson
 
A.R.T.S. Teaching Assistants
We are currently seeking volunteer teaching assistants for the A.R.T.S (Art Rewards the Student) program.  A.R.T.S. volunteers assist teaching artists conducting art lessons in fourth- and fifth-grade classrooms throughout the Valley with project setup, cleanup, and general wrangling in the classroom and occasional walking excursions. Art experience is helpful though not required. 2-hour shifts/ up to 8-12 sessions.
 
To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Margie Maynard directly at mmaynard@svma.org or at 707.939.7862 x13.
 
Apply Now
For more information about any of these volunteer opportunities please contact our Visitor & Volunteer Manager, Samantha Hull, at 707.939.7862 x10 or shull@svma.org.
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