Volunteer on the Discovery Council

Recruiting now for the Bay Area Discovery Museum's Discovery Council.

Interested in joining a group of dedicated volunteers who give their time and talents to support the Bay Area Discovery Museum? Council members serve as Museum ambassadors and stewards; help evaluate Museum programs and initiatives; and organize three important, fun events for the Museum annually: Goblin JamboreeCreativity Forum and Playdate Gala.

Join us for an information session/orientation on Monday, September 10. For more information and to RSVP, contact Michele Bell at michelebadm(at)gmail.com or Ann Bailey White at annbaileywhite(at)gmail.com.

About the Discovery Council

The Discovery Council is a group of dedicated volunteers who give their time and talents to support the Bay Area Discovery Museum. Council members, in conjunction with the Museum’s Board of Trustees, provide leadership support to the Museum; act as Museum ambassadors and stewards; and help evaluate and grow Museum programs and initiatives by offering valuable feedback throughout their term.

In addition, the Council organizes three important, fun events for the Museum: Goblin Jamboree, a fall family Halloween festival; Creativity Forum, a thought leadership speaker luncheon; and Playdate, a spring Gala featuring dinner, dancing and live and silent auctions.

As a Discovery Council member you are expected to commit to the following:

  • Serve a minimum of three years on the Council
  • Attend monthly meetings at the Museum or off-site. We do not meet in July or August.
  • Actively participate in Council events by serving on an event committee and attending two of the Museum’s three annual fundraising events: Goblin Jamboree, Creativity Forum and the spring Playdate Gala. For Goblin Jamboree, Council members are asked to work two shifts at the event and for Playdate, Council members are asked to attend three workshops, including a set-up or breakdown.
  • Maintain a Supporting Museum membership ($225 with Council discount) or higher (we encourage Council members to consider joining the Museum’s Discovery Circle leadership donor program). This membership is in lieu of Council dues and gives you all of the benefits of the Museum’s enhanced memberships.

The Council provides a unique opportunity to be a valuable ambassador, donor, strategic partner and volunteer leader for the Bay Area’s leading children’s museum dedicated to developing childhood creativity.  Consider joining today!

Contact Us

New members are added to the Council twice a year, in August and January. We would love to have you join! For more information, or to join, please contact:

Lea Wood
Major Gifts Officer and Council Liaison

Michele Bell
Discovery Council President

Ann Bailey White
Discovery Council Vice President

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