The Museum of Art & History at the McPherson Center

Today is Thursday, February 23: Open 11am – 5pm
Directions & Admission
The MAH is open during construction. Enter on Cooper Street for your creative community experience.

Volunteer Opportunities

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Lend a hand and be part of the MAH experience. 
Those bright red MAH aprons work a little bit like superhero costumes in the museum. Slip one on and turn into a gallery host, an event helper, or a street team marketer. Volunteers are integral to forging connections, encouraging repeat visitors, and creating a welcoming atmosphere. 

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If you are a current MAH Volunteer, click here to log-in to your portal.

Event Support

Lend a hand. Bartend. Lead an art activity. Greet folks. Be the MAH’s little (big) helper. We have a lot of events here at the Museum, and we need your personality, your strength, your love of working with people—whatever skill ya got—to help our events run smooth as butter. This is crucial to forging connections […]

Volunteering with School Programs

Empower youth through art and history. Lead energetic, interactive school field trips that fuse Santa Cruz history with dynamic art making. Come build community by volunteering with School Programs! What is a Community Builder? Community Builders are like tour guides, but so much more. You’ll empower youth with immersive explorations throughout our entire museum, integrating both […]

Gallery Hosts

Get people acquainted with the MAH’s local art and history. You’ll hang out with folks in the galleries and orient visitors to the museum by sharing info. Encourage people to look AND touch the interactive parts of exhibitions. You: outgoing, friendly, passionate talking about local art and history and being on your feet for 2 or […]

Evergreen Cemetery

It’s no secret that Evergreen used to be anything but that. But with some serious volunteer-powered digging, planting, and beautifying, Evergreen is seeing its best days as a historic landmark as a resting place for Santa Cruz’ culture-shaping men and women. Help with restoration efforts or with research projects and genealogical inquiries. You: are comfy […]

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