Volunteer Organizations: Arts & History

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

Contact Information

Telephone: 520-883-3071
Email: amiller@desertmuseum.org
Website: http://www.desertmuseum.org/about/volunteer.php

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum employs 130 staff members that are supported by approximately 500 volunteers.

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Community Performance & Arts Center

Contact Information

Telephone: 520-399-1750
Email: amanda@cpacfoundation.org
Website: http://www.performingartscenter.org/

The bedrock of the Community Performance & Art Center is our enthusiastic volunteers.  Very few non-profit organizations could survive, much less thrive, if it were not for volunteer time, energy, and knowledge, and the CPAC Foundation is no exception!

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Friends of Canoa Heritage Foundation

Contact Information

Telephone: 520-289-3940
Email: inspired@VisitCanoa.com
Website: http://www.FriendsofCanoa.org/

Friends of Canoa Heritage Foundation is ramping up their “VISIT CANOA” projects for the upcoming tourist season with a focus on adventure and entertainment. Volunteers are needed for these four projects:

Cache to Coin in Canoa

…a high tech treasure hunting game (think geocaching) that leads participants to sites of interest which may contain a chance to win one of a hundred copper coins, prizes, and more. Volunteers needed: youth and adults all ages to help create cache containers, identify, place and maintain cache sites, business liaison, social media postings, and adventure seekers.

The History of Life on the Baca Float Ranch

…a local cult movie and speaker event, in partnership with the Rio Rico Historical Society and made possible by the AZ Humanities. Volunteers needed: Attend two pre-planning meetings *Sunday, September 18, 2016 at 1 pm @ the Rio Rico Community Center, *Sunday, November 6, 2016 at 1 pm @ the Wyndham Canoa Ranch Resort. Our main event day at the Wyndham Canoa Ranch Resort will consist of two showings *Saturday, January 21, 2017, 1 pm to 4 pm & 5 pm to 8 pm.

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Historic Canoa Ranch

Contact Information

Telephone: 520-724-5220
Email: Valarie.samoy@pima.gov
Website: http://webcms.pima.gov/cms/One.aspx?pageId=1507

Historic Hacienda de la Canoa is classified as an historic landmark. We offer tours of the ranch on Tuesdays and Saturdays. We also offer addition environmental education programs such as bird walks and star gazing.

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Pima Air & Space Museum

Contact Information

Telephone: 520-618-4821
Email: tartea@pimaair.org
Website: http://www.pimaair.org/involved/volunteer

The Pima Air & Space Museum is one of the world’s largest aerospace museums, (the largest privately-funded nongovernmental). We are known for our significant collection—size: 300+, variety: commercial, private/civil and military.

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Santa Cruz Valley International Pro Rodeo

Contact Information

Telephone: 520-775-2668
Email: events@greenvalleysahuarita.com
Website: http://www.scviprodeo.com/

You don’t have to be a rodeo competitor or professional business owner to become involved. You can join one of our 30 committees and help create the Inaugural Santa Cruz Valley International Pro Rodeo.

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Titan Missile Museum 

Contact Information

Telephone: 520-625-7736
Email: ymorris@titanmissilemuseum.org
Website: http://www.titanmissilemuseum.org/index.php?pg=1

The Titan Missile Museum is the only public accessible Titan II missile site. The museum offers guided tours of the underground missile site, as well as a simulated launch. Also included is an actual Titan II missile in the launch duct. The Titan Missile Museum showcases the dramatic vestiges of the Cold War between the U.S. and former Soviet Union and provides a vivid education about the history of nuclear conflict-a history of keeping the peace. At the Titan Missile Museum (1580 W Duval Mine Rd, Green Valley, Arizona) visitors journey through time to stand on the front line of the Cold War. This preserved Titan II missile site, officially known as complex 571-7, is all that remains of the 54 Titan II missile sites that were on alert across the United States from 1963 to 1987.

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Tubac Center of the Arts

Contact Information

Telephone: 520-398-2371
Email: bonnie.jaus@gmail.com
Website: http://tubacarts.org/volunteers/

At Tubac Center of the Arts, our volunteers are everything. When you volunteer at Tubac Center of the Arts, you are not only selflessly giving of your time and talents, you are also receiving some wonderful things too: camaraderie, companionship, developing your talents and skills, involvement in a dynamic arts setting.

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Tubac Presidio State Historic Park

Contact Information

Telephone: 520-398-2252
Email: info@tubacpp.com
Website: http://www.tubacpresidio.org/

Tubac Presidio State Historic Park has been wholly operated by volunteers since 2010 under the direction of the Friends of the Tubac Presidio and Museum. We have unlimited opportunities for volunteers including a new Docent Program. Learn to be a tour guide in history, archaelogy, and education with our training and support.

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Tucson Festival of Books

Contact Information

Telephone: 520-399-4410
Email: gvjudith@cox.net
Website: https://tucsonfestivalofbooks.org/?action=form&form=volunteer

The Tucson Festival of Books is a community-wide celebration of literature. Offered free-of-charge, the Festival exists to improve literacy rates among children and adults. All proceeds from the Festival are used to sustain the event and support local literacy programs.

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Tucson Museum of Art

Contact Information

Telephone: 520-388-4721
Email: mwells@tucsonmuseumofart.org
Website: https://tucsonmuseumofart.org/

The Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block connects art to life, inspiring discovery, creativity, and cultural understanding through meaningful, engaging experiences.

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Tucson Rodeo Parade Committee, Inc.

Contact Information

Telephone: 520-294-1280
Email: ParadeBob@q.com
Website: http://www.tucsonrodeoparade.com/

The Parade Committee was formed to insure planning, organization, supervision and conduct for the annual Parade of “La Fiesta de Los Vaqueros” in cooperation with the City of Tucson.

Operating what is now the “Largest Non-Motorized Parade in the World” requires maintaining the spirit of the original 1925 Parade organizers while working closely with the Tucson community through the dedicated efforts of the committee members. The Parade Committee is made up of 36 volunteer members led by a Chairman. It is organized around 18 sub-committee assignments, each with two members. Sub-committees are organized to deal with every facet of the Parade, and the Parade Museum.

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Tumacàcori National Historical Park

Contact Information

Telephone: 520-377-5063
Email: anita_badertscher@nps.gov
Website: http://www.nps.gov/tuma/getinvolved/volunteer.htm

More than just adobe, plaster, and wood, these ruins evoke tales of life and land transformed by cultures meeting and mixing. Father Kino’s 1691 landmark visit to an Oodham village when he established Mission Tumacacori was just one event among many.

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