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Giving Back

The Museum of Northern California Art (monca) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit institution run primarily by volunteers. Volunteers fill positions throughout the museum and work with the Executive Director and Board members to accomplish the tasks of successfully running an art museum. Volunteers fill day-to-day operations and business functions.

Marketing and Public Relations

Volunteers help develop strategies for raising awareness of monca in the North State.

Event Docents

Do you enjoy meeting new people, talking about art, and setting up activities at community events? This is a great opportunity for those who love talking to people of all ages.


Volunteers work with the Board of Directors to plan and implement fundraising events and programs.


Always needed, whether to create content for an upcoming exhibit, find grants for museums or nonprofits, or come up with ideas for museum programs. Volunteers who prefer to work behind the scenes might choose this option.

Grant Writing

Another perfect way to help monca. If you have experience with grant writing with a track record for success, this is the option for you!

Driving Docents

Facilitate the Mobile Museum program, educating and entertaining the public by bringing original art and activities to schools and senior centers. Driving Docents get to see and learn about the original art in the collection. Perfect for art enthusiasts!


This is a great time to get involved with our committees because they are brand new. All suggestions are welcome. Whether you want to design exhibitions, come up with marketing strategies, fundraise, plan educational programs, or help the permanent collection grow and flourish, joining a committee allows you to join in on all of the important decisions.

Marketing/PR/Social Media

monca offers Marketing/PR/Social Media positions to build exposure for the museum, its exhibitions, collections, events, and happenings

Apply to Become a Volunteer


    Volunteer Opportunities

    Join the Team

    Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the Museum of Northern California Art (monca).

    Looking for a rewarding way to serve the Chico community? monca invites you to join our volunteer program to assist staff in presenting exhibits and programs on the north state’s history, arts and culture of diversity, inspiring 1000’s of annual visitors.

    Whether you’re looking for a few hours to fill or a regular position, a range of opportunities are available to choose from including:

    • Gallery Assistants to facilitate field trip & group visits
    • Events Assistants to work at the Museum’s special events
    • Presenters to provide education programs to field trip groups
    • History, Arts & Culture Facilitators to educate general admission & tour visitors
    • Ambassadors to represent the Museum at community events

    No experience necessary — all volunteer positions feature in-depth training.

    Mon ‒ Wed: Closed
    Thu ‒ Fri: 11am ‒ 5pm
    Sat ‒ Sun: 11am ‒ 5pm

    Adults: $30/year
    Seniors: $25/year
    Dual/Family: $50/year
    NARM: $100/year
    Corporate: $750/year

    900 Esplanade, Chico, CA, 95926