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Become a Chico Museum Volunteer

How to Sign Up as a Volunteer?

To become a volunteer at the Chico History Museum, please complete the application, drop it off at the museum or email it to chicohistorymuseum@gmail.com. You will be contacted by the Volunteer Coordinator to to coordinate your volunteer spot.

Our Volunteer Club

The Chico History Museum’s mission statement is to acquire, conserve, research and communicate the rich history of Chico for the education and enjoyment of the community. This is the message embraced by staff and what we wish to convey to museum guests through the dedication and contributions of our dedicated group of volunteers.

Each year, innumerable hours are dedicated to greeting museum visitors, leading tours, creating and installing exhibits, hosting receptions, building maintenance,  and countless other tasks. We are very grateful for the accomplishments our volunteers achieve.

Serving as a volunteer at the Chico History Museum provides a means of sharing Chico’s history with the community and visitors to the Chico area. We hope you consider becoming one of our faithful and committed volunteers and look forward to seeing you soon.


  • Reception during open museum days
  • Teachers for Museum Education Programs
  • Event planners (fund raising experience is helpful)
  • Exhibit set up and take down assistance
  • Support for Special Events (Receptions, Exhibit Openings, etc.)
  • Provide Historical Collections and Exhibits memorabilia


  • Learn about the rich history of Chico
  • Share your skills with a non-profit organization whose mission  is to embrace the legacy of our community
  • Meet dedicated Volunteers that simply love Chico history
  • Receive a copy of the Chico History Museum's annual report

Phone: (530) 891-4336

Open: Thursday to Sunday, 11AM to 4PM 

Closed: Monday to Wednesday

Admission Fee: Adult-$5; Senior or Veteran-$3; Child over 12-$3; Child under 12 is FREE

141 Salem and 2nd St., Chico, CA 95928 (Downtown Chico)

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