Cave Creek Museum seeks volunteers

Cave Creek Museum volunteers are trained by peer docents.

The Cave Creek Museum seeks volunteers for tasks that must be completed before the museum opens on Saturday, Oct. 1, following the May 31 summer closure. 

“Even though the museum closes briefly during summer, we will be very busy preparing for the new season,” said Evelyn Johnson, interim executive director. 

“For volunteers, it is fun and interesting work and a great opportunity to learn about the exhibits and the museum’s famed history. Our volunteers love spending time here.”

Johnson said they are looking for volunteers to develop educational plans for the museum website and lesson plans for students and homeschoolers, perform administrative duties and database entry, writer letters and answer phones. 

Depending on the task, some can be completed remotely. To learn more, visit cavecreekmusueum.org/volunteer.

“Even though I lived full time in Desert Foothills, I knew little history about my area,” said Karen Bullard, volunteer museum docent. 

“I read articles about Cave Creek Museum in local publications and decided to get involved with the museum as a fun way to learn more. Being a volunteer is enjoyable as a learning experience, plus I get to know more local people and meet museum visitors from out of the area.”

Johnson said she’s also looking for volunteers to plan events, raise funds, paint and send fliers. 

“This says nothing of the exhibit changes that will take shape,” Johnson added.

For more information about those tasks, call 480-488-2764. 

The 51-year-old museum’s mission is to preserve the artifacts of the prehistory, history, culture and legacy of the Cave Creek Mining District and the Cave Creek/Carefree foothills area through education, research and interpretive exhibits. 

Open October to May, the Cave Creek Museum is located at 6140 E. Skyline Drive.