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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.


When you apply to more than one placement, we have difficulty determining your preference, making it more challenging to place you. If none of the listed placements interest you, please do not apply with a general application (we regret we cannot keep these on file). 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

ADULT Opportunities

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YOUTH Opportunities (age 15 and above)

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Would you like to be a Summer Art Camp Volunteer?

  • We recruit approximately 100 youth volunteers (age 15 and above) each summer for our summer art camp program – our most popular youth placement of the year!
  • Make new friends from other schools who also love art!

You'll enjoy this role if you like kids, have babysitting or other experience with children, are energetic, enjoy art and art-making, and like working as part of a team.

As an Assistant Counselor your responsibilities include assisting our summer art camp counseling staff with the daily supervision and care of campers both in the gallery and in Grange Park, one to one camper support in the studio working with artist-instructors, gallery field trips, camp wide and theme day planning and delivery, as well as joining us on swim days for a fun time in a local pool!

Required availability:
80 hours over two weeks (Monday to Friday): 8:15am – 4:15pm daily, for (1) two-week session of camp or
40 hours over one week (Monday to Friday): 8:15am – 4:15pm daily, for (1) one-week session of camp.

Summer Art Camp 2014 Sessions:

Session 1: June 30 – July 11 (no camp July 1)
Session 2: July 14 – 25
Session 3: July 28 – August 8 (no camp August 4)
Session 4: August 11 – 22
Session 5: August 25 – 29 (one week session)

Deadline for submissions: May 16, 2014

If you are interested in being a Summer Art Camp Volunteer, 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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