Thank you for your interest in becoming a volunteer for the Michigan Museums Association (MMA).  MMA shares expertise and resources to promote standards and practices that make the Michigan museum community thrive. Our volunteers make that possible! All volunteers are expected to be MMA members

Volunteer Job Overview

The American Alliance of Museums (AAM) holds Museums Advocacy Day in Washington DC annually.  The event includes an on-site day of training and a day spent visiting legislative offices.

MMA participates by sending the staff to speak on behalf of the state-wide museum community, creating Michigan-based supplementary materials for the information packet created by AAM for drop-off at each office, and through social media.

The 2020 Advocacy Day Team will assist with creating the Michigan-based supplementary materials and social media efforts before, during, and after the event.  Team members may also attend Museums Advocacy Day, though though you don't need to be attending in DC to be part of the team.  

The team will mostly work online through Basecamp with bi-weekly conference calls January, February and March.

Sign Me Up!

To volunteer for this project, please contact Lisa.

Time Committment

Start Date:
December 2019

End Date:
Through March 2020

Commitment Needed:
Up to one or two hours weekly through January for those working on research.  

For those doing social media, one hour per month through December and then weekly until the event and all day February 24 & 25. 

For those attending, the event starts the evening of Sunday, February 23 and goes through Tuesday (into the evening), February 25.

Skills and/or Experience Desired

  • Interest in the project
  • Research (for gathering grant information and statistics)
  • Social media
  • Advocacy



Internet Access

Use of Basecamp

Works With

MMA Executive Director, Lisa Craig Brisson and Claire Johnston, MMA Membership and Communications Coordinator. 


Michigan Museums Association       313-334-7643       PO Box 5246, Cheboygan, MI 49721

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