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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.

Please note we do not offer high school co-op placements. If you have any further questions, you can contact us by email at

YOUTH Opportunities (age 15-18)

Summer Art Camp Volunteer (open to youth age 15 – 18)

Our most popular youth placement of the year! In this team-based role, you’ll volunteer in small groups to support our summer art camp sessions. You’ll enjoy this role if you are an early riser (it’s an 8:15am start!) and like kids. You’ll lead games, help our artist instructors with the preparation of art supplies, and help campers one-on-one with art projects.
Required Availability: You will be volunteering to help Monday to Friday, from 8:15 am – 4:15 pm daily. You can choose to volunteer for a one-week (40 hours) or two-week (80 hours) session. Sessions run from the beginning of July to the beginning of September – please see the application form!
Application Deadline: May 31, 2016

To apply, please fill out the online form.

ADULT Opportunities

We currently have no available opportunities. Please check back soon.

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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