MAI has an active Volunteer Program.

It is an important way to ‘Get Involved’ in the continued success of The Museum. We need you! 


Please contact us today to volunteer.

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Gallery docent & giftshop operator

  • Preparing craft materials for school groups

  • General office activities

  • Publicity mailings

  • General maintenance & cleaning

  • Painting building

  • Working with archaeology collections

  • Researching cultural and archaeology collections

  • Gallery exhibition production with Museum staff​

  • Special events: Trade Feast, Archaeology Day, Kids Day, Poetry Readings, Multicultural events


Letter from a volunteer

​I just want to express my appreciation and respect for the Museum’s commitment to supporting Native American communities.  As a volunteer with the Museum, I have experienced firsthand the heartfelt dedication of the Board of Directors and staff to educating the larger community, and opening doors for them to learn about, and respect, Native traditions and spirituality.  
It is so refreshing to see how differences of opinion and ideas are dealt with in a true spirit of cooperation, a welcome step beyond the internal politics that can often plague an organization.  What this shows to me is that the Museum is living up to its intention, honoring its mission, and moving beyond the personal egos of all involved.
Thank you for your excellent work.  It is a service to all communities.
Best regards,
-Donna Shoemaker


Museum of the American Indian

2200 Novato Blvd. 

Novato CA 94947

Phone:  415.897.4064

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