Volunteers are the Lifeline of the Cave Creek Museum!

In addition to the personal satisfaction of contributing to a vital community treasure, you can look forward to many benefits from your gift of time, such as:
• Meeting new friends
• Knowledge of area’s pre-history and history
• Luncheons and programs
• 10% off Museum Store purchases
• Pre-public notice of special events and programs
• Greeting visitors to the Desert Foothills and some folks who have been here awhile
• Professional development workshops and volunteer training/orientation
• And, of course, our deep appreciation for your important contribution of time!

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Wes and Carl fixing the Mortar Box dam - volunteers

Volunteer Opportunities

(Note that availability of volunteer opportunities may vary)

Collections Management: Assist the Collections Manager with cataloging existing and new collections. Use of conservation/preservation applications to collections objects and advising/assisting Exhibits Chair on exhibits planning.  Computer data entry may be part of duties.

ExhibitsWork with Exhibit Chair and Collections Manager to help design and maintain the permanent and temporary exhibits in the Archaeology Wing, Pioneer Wing and center exhibit area.

Fundraising: Work with Fundraising Chair to develop and participate in fundraising events for the Museum.

Hospitality: Work with Hospitality Chair to help with social events of the Museum.  Involves setting-up tables, meals, serving, clean up; may also involve cooking and baking for special events.

Maintenance: Assist Building and Grounds Chair in light maintenance of building and property.  May include changing light bulbs, calling workmen for repairs, moving exhibits, setting up tables and chairs for events, etc.

Newsletter: Create format, collect information, research and write articles for monthly and special newsletters.

Public Relations: Write newspaper articles and create flyers regarding programs, exhibits, special features and events surrounding Museum activities.

Membership: Assist the Membership Chair in obtaining new members; help maintain membership database and other activities associated with membership.

Office Assistants: Help with office activities such as answering phones and inquires, copying, collating and folding newsletters, typing, etc.

Research Library: Assist Research Librarian in cataloging, research, etc.

Special Events/Programs: Assist Chair of Special Events programs and participates in certain aspects of events.  Events include: Holiday Dinner Dance, Saturday Educational Programs, etc.

Marketing: Assist with marketing activities of the museum.  This may include meetings to determine marketing strategies and events to carry these strategies out.

Docent: Attend orientation to become docent (one who disseminates information).  Volunteer to be at the Museum during business hours to assist visitors.  Work with Docent Chair for scheduling.

Museum Store Assistant: Be at the Museum during business hours to assist visitors in purchasing items at the store.  Requires use of cash register, knowledge of items, and locating additional inventory.

Children and Adult Tours: Work with respective Tour Chairs to assist with group tours of the museum. Requires docent training.

Cave Creek Museum Volunteer Application

Thank you for volunteering at the Cave Creek Museum.   We offer our deep appreciation for your important contribution of time!

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