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Volunteering at the High Museum of Art is an experience that not only enriches the lives of our patrons, but yours as well. Volunteers engage with patrons through educational programs, by greeting visitors and helping at special events, among other activities. Volunteers receive a monthly email with volunteer updates, invitations to exclusive volunteer-only events, and exposure to the leading art museum in the southeastern United States.

The High Volunteer Program requires a six month to one year commitment with at least 6 hours (2 shifts) encouraged per month. All volunteers must be 18 years of age or older.

Volunteer Positions

Information Desk Volunteers
Volunteers greet visitors and answer general museum questions. Commitment is one shift per month. Shifts are typically available Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

First Fridays Volunteers
Volunteers greet guests, distribute programs, and assist with art-making activities as well as other programming activities. Shifts typically run from 6 to 9 p.m.

Friday Jazz Volunteers
Friday Jazz takes place on the third Friday of each month at the High from 6 to 10 p.m. Volunteers greet guests and distribute programs. Shifts typically run from 6 to 9 p.m.

Exhibition Volunteers
Volunteers greet visitors and provide directions to and from galleries. Volunteers may also answer exhibition questions, hand out maps and brochures, assist with the members-only line and elevators, and assist with special activities when necessary. Volunteers work three-hour shifts, most often on weekends.

Educational Program Volunteers
Volunteers help our visitors explore, create, and discover while learning about art with our ongoing family and adult educational programs, including Toddler Thursdays, Second Sundays, and Drawing in the Galleries.

Docents are the Museum’s “face” to our visitors. Docents create memorable experiences for visitors ranging from kindergarteners to senior citizens. (Visit our Docents page to learn more or apply to become a docent.)