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.

SVMA's Current Front Desk Hosts
Dave Cole
Alfred Escoffier
Amy Gottlieb
Barbara Gross
Stephanie MacConaghy
Claudia Sims
Gary Seifer
Pat Wiesler
 
SVMA's Current Museum Guides
Marlene Ciatti
Evelyn Connolly
Helen Deschenes
Alfred Escoffier
Paul Ford
Judi Friedman
Barbara Ganley
Barbara Gross
Lucy Hamlyn
Marilyn Kravig
Mimi Makowsky
Carola McAndrew
Nancy Myers
Nancy Lang
Frances Rennie
Karin Skooglund
Shelly Sorani
Meta Strauss
Jan Small
Francie Ward
Kathleen Watson
Pat Wiesler
 
Photographer: 
Grace Cheung-Schulman
 
Volunteer of the Year 2017: Nancy Lang
 
AVAILABLE VOLUTEER POSITIONS
 
Administrative Volunteers
SVMA seeks organizational types to assist staff with administrative and database tasks and mailings.
 
Event Volunteers
Event volunteers are essential for SVMA's exceptional hospitality at exhibition openings, programs, and special events. Volunteers greet and orient guests, assist with event set-up and clean up, food prep and presentation, and bartending, along with occasional specialized duties specific to the event. Event volunteers are the party people!
 
Front Desk Volunteers
SVMA is always looking for friendly, outgoing volunteers for our front desk. Front Desk Hosts greet and orient visitors, collect admission, track attendance, and monitor the galleries.
 
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.
 
Videographer Volunteer
SVMA currently seeks an experienced videographer to record Museum events, public programs, and more.
 
Apply Now
For more information about any of these volunteer opportunities please contact our Visitor Services & Volunteer Coordinator, Kymm Falls, at 707.939.7862 x10 or kfalls@svma.org
 
Free tours exploring the 2018 Public Art exhibition, Natural Affinity: California Women Sculptors in the Landscape, will be offered on Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday mornings at 11:45am. Visitors can meet the guides at the SVMA museum front doors and walk over to the square. Admission is free and donations are always welcome.
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