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Volunteering at the Art Gallery of Ontario

Volunteer Opportunities

Meet new and interesting friends, and be a vital part of one of the best art museums in Canada! We’ve got inspiring art, an impressive building, and dedicated volunteers. Applicants, like our existing volunteers, should posses a love and appreciation of art, a flexible attitude for dealing effectively with the public, basic computer skills (including email), and an understanding that reliability is key to success in any role.

Volunteers at the AGO number nearly 800 strong! Their time, enthusiasm and expertise contribute to an outstanding experience for museum visitors in all areas of the Gallery.


We post volunteer vacancies as soon as they become available. Check back often for a placement that better suits your skills and interests. Please note, we do update this site regularly.

If you have any further questions, you can contact us by email at

YOUTH Opportunities (age 15 and above)

Family Sunday Volunteer

Looking for an opportunity to volunteer with your friends, and earn your high school credit hours together, in a fun, art-filled environment? Join our Family Sundays team! Hands-on art activities are inspired by our feature exhibitions and change every month. See what’s planned, here.

Family Sunday Volunteers:
• Welcome kids and families to the AGO
• Help kids and families with art-making activities
• Make sure kids and families know where to go and how to get there
• Like arts and crafts, a busy atmosphere, and enjoy working in a team

Required Availability: Two Sundays per month, from 12:30 pm – 4 pm, November to May

To apply, please fill out the online form.

ADULT Opportunities

Information Guide

As our visitors first points of contact, Information Guides are our front-line ambassadors, helping us deliver an extraordinary visitor welcome. If you’re an outgoing people-person who enjoys art and is comfortable approaching others, this is a great role for you. Information Guides work in teams to offer their help across the gallery’s main spaces, where it’s needed most.

Information Guides:
• Warmly welcome gallery visitors
• Help them find special exhibitions, programs and more
• provide directional, way-finding, and general gallery information

Required Availability: Tuesday – Friday, and weekend shifts available, mornings and afternoons

To apply, please fill out the online form.

Note: we update this site as volunteer positions become available; please check back regularly.

For those of you who have recently applied for a volunteer position: Thank You! We are in process of reviewing applications and we will be in touch with you should you be selected for an interview. Thanks so much for applying to volunteer with the Art Gallery of Ontario.

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