Volunteer Services

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the Denver Art Museum. Volunteers are a vital part of our operation and we are fortunate to have approximately 475 active volunteers serving at the DAM. We are not currently adding any new volunteers at this time, but if you are interested in being put on our waitlist for future opportunities, please fill out and submit our online volunteer application form including which volunteer position below is of interest to you. You will be contacted as positions become available in the future.

Please read some basic information below to see if volunteering at the Denver Art Museum would be a good fit for you. 

All Volunteers:

  • Are at least 18 years of age
  • Pass a required security background check
  • Maintain an active museum membership
  • Pay annual council dues (varies between councils, between $10 & $25)
  • Build a relationship with the DAM and support the museum's mission
  • Are flexible, friendly, and enjoy working with others
  • Deliver A+ customer service and support the mission of the museum

Our Volunteer Corps is divided into four councils:

Guest Services Council Volunteers:

  • Commit to two 3.5 hour shifts each month on a flexible schedule for at least a year
  • Welcome, direct, and engage our visitors at museum entrances and throughout the galleries
  • Assist in interactive family areas

Museum Shop Council Volunteers:

  • Commit to two 3.5 hour shifts each month on a regular schedule for at least a year
  • Welcome and engage our visitors in a retail environment
  • Assist staff with bagging, pricing, and shop maintenance
  • Enjoy working with families and facilitating our interactive merchandise demo area

Education Council Volunteers (Docents/Tour Guides):

  • Next docent class will start Fall 2016recruitment begins in 2015 (get on waitlist now to be contacted)
  • Complete provisional docent training (one+ days a week for nine months)
  • Upon completion of provisional docent training and graduation, commit to one day a week of service on a set day (Tues. – Fri.) for at least three years
  • Attend exhibition and museum training sessions regularly during weekdays
  • Lead tours for school groups (kindergarten through college) as well as adult tours and daily museum tours

Flower Council Volunteers:

  • Commit to a minimum of ten 3.5 hour shifts each year; mainly on Monday mornings
  • Work in collaboration with other volunteers to create weekly arrangements for the entrances of both buildings as well as for special museum events

Staff Aide Volunteers:

  • Assist staff members in various museum departments with administrative duties (filing, data-entry, research, etc.)
  • Commit to one or two 3.5 hour shifts during each work week on a regular schedule for at least a year

Internships

The DAM takes on a limited number of unpaid interns each year. Please see our jobs and internships listings for current internship opportunities. Interns are not placed through the volunteer services department.

For Current Volunteers

If you are an active DAM volunteer, please login to Volgistics

Visit the DAM E-Gazette blog at egazetteblog.blogspot.com