“Montalvo sure knows how to take care of volunteers. Fun activities and nice people! As a person who has worked with volunteers in the past, and has organized many events, I really appreciate the organizational skills, regular and complete communications, and acknowledgement of my time that Montalvo staff consistently gives.” –Barbara C., Montalvo Service Group Member
Montalvo Service Group is the auxiliary that has supported Montalvo Arts Center since 1954. MSG’s fund-raising and volunteer service hours have made invaluable contributions to the upkeep of Montalvo Arts Center and the enhancement of Montalvo’s programs.
MSG Fundraising events
- Summer luncheons on the veranda – each Wednesday in July and August
- Champagne brunches on selected holidays
- Yuletide: Holiday Tea and Marketplace in the festively decorated historic Villa: click here for the vendor application **.
- Search now for dates and times of upcoming events!
Other MSG Activities
- As education and outreach volunteers, we greet and host the elementary school age children that come on field trips to see the shows in the Carriage House Theatre.
- Our Sewing Group meets each Tuesday to make the lovely items that are sold in our holiday baskets and to create handmade items for raffle at our events.
- The Gourmet Dinner Committee cooks fabulous dinners served in the Historic Villa’s Dining Room for 10 friends of our lucky raffle ticket winners 2-3 times per year.
- Canners and bakers in the group make all the jams, jellies for our holiday baskets and yummy cookies for our holiday events.
At the beginning of each year we open our membership to new volunteers interested in becoming members. It’s not all work, we have many members’ only social events and meetings with guest speakers and luncheons to follow. This is truly a group where you may find some great friends and spend time up at Montalvo enjoying its special magic.
If you would like more information about attending one of our events or joining the Montalvo Service Group email us or call 408.961.5823.
To read about all volunteer opportunities at Montalvo Arts Center, click here.