We are seeking volunteers to assist in our daily operations and special events. We welcome people of all ages with a minimum age requirement of 16 and recruit all volunteers through District of West Vancouver Volunteer Services. Every new volunteer will receive training through Parks & Community Services and will then receive on-site training at the West Vancouver Art Museum.

Volunteer opportunities


The West Vancouver Art Museum has the following volunteer roles:

Gallery Attendant
Gallery Attendants sit at the front desk and fulfill a variety of tasks, including recording visitor numbers, answering basic questions about the art museum and selling items from our shop. We ask that each volunteer commit to at least one weekly shift. Ongoing shifts are 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Education Programs Assistant
If you enjoy helping children with craft and art projects, this volunteer position is for you! Education Program Assistants help with delivering our many fun and creative educational programs at the art museum and at schools. This is not a weekly commitment, but rather on a casual basis as needed throughout the year.

Special Events volunteer
Special Events volunteers help with exhibition openings and special programs, including our annual West Coast Modern Home Tour. Many people attend these events and we need several volunteers to ensure success. This is not a weekly commitment, but rather on a casual basis as needed throughout the year.

Volunteer Benefits
The West Vancouver Art Museum relies on the assistance of enthusiastic and committed volunteers. We want you to know how much your time here means to us so we have developed a volunteer recognition package:

  • 10% off items in the gift shop
  • volunteer appreciation, celebration and recognition
  • reference letters provided upon request after three months of service


  • able to commit to volunteering for three hours per week for at least three months
  • good communication skills
  • attentive to details
  • dependable and approachable
  • willing to learn
  • self-confident and outgoing in nature
  • works well as part of a team
  • genuine interest and enjoyment of art and working with the general public
  • 16 years of age or older

Police Information Check
Required by the District of West Vancouver, prospective volunteers will need to complete a police information check as well as a vulnerable sector check as part of the onboarding process. This can be obtained by making an appointment at a local police department. 

For more information and details about current opportunities, please contact:

Alison Powell
Assistant Curator