Volunteer with the Museum Guild

The volunteer core of the Museum is the Museum Guild. Guild volunteers work with Museum staff to create interesting events, gallery activities and fundraisers that support the museum. Museum Guild members staff the museum reception desk and gallery during operating hours and coordinate the Docent program, as well as other work to further the Museum mission. If you are interested in fellowship, supporting your community and preserving Solano County history, the Museum and the Guild are the place for you.

For more information about joining the Museum and being part of the Museum Guild, please call the Museum office (707) 447-4513 or email info@vacavillemuseum.org

make volunteering a part of your everyday life

5 Reasons Why You Should Volunteer

Thinking of volunteering your time with the Vacaville Museum? Below are just five reasons you should consider making volunteering a part of your everyday life.

1. Volunteers live longer and are healthier.

Volunteers are happier and healthier than non-volunteers. In fact, later in life, volunteering is even more beneficial for one’s health than exercising and eating well. Older people who volunteer remain physically functional longer, have more robust psychological well-being, and live longer.

2. Volunteering establishes strong relationships.

Despite all of the online connections that are available at our fingertips, people are lonelier now than ever before. Working alongside people who feel as strongly as you do about a particular cause creates a path to developing strong relationships with others. Joining the Vacaville Museum and the Museum Guild provides many opportunities for developing friendships through group activities such as luncheons, parties and work projects.

3. Volunteering is good for society.

Many businesses, and almost all mission-driven organizations, are successful only if they maintain a strong volunteer workforce. In fact, places like the Vacaville Museum rely on more volunteers than paid workers to meet our goals and fulfill our mission. These businesses are committed to doing good things for society. They pick up the pieces where government programs leave off, and by volunteering for these organizations, you participate in helping society meet the needs of people from all walks of life.

4. Volunteering gives you a sense of purpose.

Although it is not well understood why volunteering provides such a profound health benefit, a key factor is assumed to be that volunteering serves to express and facilitate opportunities to carry out one’s sense of purpose. The very nature of volunteering means choosing to work without being paid for it. As a result, people choose to spend their time on issues they feel strongly about.

5. Volunteering helps you learn something new

Would you like to learn more about local history or a new job skill, or want to keep your mind as sharp as possible? Volunteering with the Vacaville Museum Guild is the place to be. Plus, volunteering is just plain fun.