Become a volunteer at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center and you'll join a dedicated family of enthusiastic and knowledgeable individuals. Together our volunteers donate thousands of hours each year to make the IPCC a welcoming and inspiring place to visit. You'll also get to experience Native American art, history, and culture firsthand while directly contributing to preserving that heritage.
We rely on volunteers in the following areas:
- Tour Guides and Docents
- Library & Archives
- Education & Classroom Assistants
- Museum Collections Management
- Community Teaching Garden
- Special Events Staffing
- Marketing & Administrative Support
- Unlimited free admission to the museum, exhibits, murals, Native American dances and public guided tours
- Exclusive discounts at Shumakolowa Native Arts and the Pueblo Harvest Cafe
- Exclusive exhibit previews and events, a volunteer recognition event, and annual holiday luncheon
- Exclusive monthly lectures about Pueblo art, history, and culture
- Subscription to annual newsletter Pueblo Horizons
- Access to the IPCC Library & Archives
IPCC Volunteer Testimonials
“There is a treasure trove hidden away in the lower level of the IPCC. From the smallest arrowhead to the largest water pot, the collections house a world of art. To be able to handle them (in gloves of course) and write them into the database is what I am allowed to do. It is my honor and my privilege to be allowed to work with these treasures once a week!”
Q: What motivates you to continue volunteering here at IPCC?
A: “It is an every changing scene – people, new shows, new artists, new treasures for the collection.”
Q: What has been the most rewarding aspect of your work with the cultural center?
A: “The Center offers everyone an opportunity to learn about and respect cultures that have not only survived, but thrived in a long history of oppression by outsiders, holding on to their folkways and traditions for posterity.”
Q: Would you recommend another person to volunteer here as well?
A: “I have often spoken about the joy of volunteering here to friends and invited them to come take a look or attend a monthly meeting to get a feel for the place.”
“Working in Collections with Amy Cisneros gives me a chance to do something that you can never do when you visit a museum… pick up a piece, feel it, and have a close look. We wear gloves, of course! But, still, it is a thrill to help care for this magnificent collection.”Cassandra Gaines