Thank you for your very good suggestions. I need to address a couple of awkward points here for everyone.
I am not putting anyone down here, really. I realize this place is suffering from lack of funds, and lack of employees. However...
I was volunteering for a short time at a local museum, where one of the book group members is a curator. However, I got kind of upset for a couple of reasons. 1. I'm not comfortable working with her assistant. I don't want to go into reasons here. 2. The place is a mess, physically and financially. I mean, you can't even find a place to sit down half the time, or a place to put projects you're working on. The next day, you'll come in and your stuff will be gone. I live in an extremely messy home, and it really, really bugs me to deal with this at a work situation. I tried to rearrange the filing system, and my friend is so busy she doesn't have any time to tell me what can and cannot be thrown out. So I think I will have to volunteer elsewhere. I did offer to redo their newsletter but there's a political situation there that prevents them from revamping it. Frankly, I want something I can put on my resume (like the newsletter). 3. The political situation: The board of directors is trying to dethrone the director of the museum. Not a good time there all around.
I've been trying to start a mixed media art group for a long time, but it's hard to find a place/time to meet. I don't know a thing about starting groups, so I'm a little lost here.
But as I said, all good ideas.