The Museum’s dedicated volunteers are an integral part of its
success. Since the opening of our new facility, countless volunteer hours have
been provided by hundreds of members of our community, who make it possible for
the Museum to offer a wide array of meaningful art experiences for adults and
children alike. To contribute your time and talents, please explore the
following opportunities and download an
For more information about volunteering with the Taubman Museum of Art, please contact Pat Walters at 540-204-4117 or pwalters[at]taubmanmuseum[dot]org.
Administrative Office Volunteer
Office volunteers work with different departments within the museum to assist with administrative tasks.
Art Venture Volunteer
Working in Art Venture is an excellent opportunity for those interested in art and education to gain hands on experience. Volunteers will work with children ages 2 – 14 and families. We have opportunities during the week with our Gallery ART workshops, PTA outreach and every Saturday for Spectacular Saturdays.
Docents serve as tour guides for school and adult groups and individuals visiting the museum. Volunteers who elect to be docents will have the opportunity to participate in monthly education trainings and will be able to shadow current docents and be matched with a docent as a mentor.
Gallery Hosts welcome visitors into the 2nd floor galleries. The host will be knowledgeable about individual collections in order to provide visitors with background information as requested (“cheat sheets” are available at the admissions desk.)
Gallery Installation Volunteer
Installation Volunteers assist in the galleries with installing and taking down exhibitions. They will train to prepare the galleries for each exhibition. This is a great way to learn how the museum works behind the scenes and become a vital part of the museum’s installation team.
Special Events Volunteer
Special Events Volunteers help with various annual events including: the Women’s Luncheon, Sidewalk Art Show, Art of Golf, member receptions, and other occasions. Volunteers may assist staff with all aspects of planning and preparation, set up and clean up, and assisting during the event.
Visitor Services Volunteer
Give a great first impression! Visitor Services Volunteers greet museum visitors, direct them to the appropriate entry point, pass out information, answer questions about exhibition locations, current and future exhibits, and encourage guests to participate in creative programming and activities. Greeters also leave an important lasting impression as they thank departing guests.