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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

ADULT Opportunities

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

YOUTH Opportunities (age 15 and above)

AGO Youth Council Volunteer

The Youth Council works collectively to initiate programming by youth for youth, including exhibitions, public art projects, events, and more. This is a hands-on, fast-paced program that gives students a chance to work with local and international artists, advocates and activists on projects that reflect the concerns, interests and passions of young people. Youth Council members meet and work side by side with gallery staff and learn the concerns and procedures of a large public institution, while gaining exposure to a variety of potential careers. The AGO Youth Council accepts new members every fall, and applicants are selected after a group interview led by current members.

Please note: This opportunity is open to youth volunteers, aged 15 – 24.

Time Commitment: One year, October – October (placement continues during summer months)

Required Availability: Every Wednesday evening, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm.

Application Deadline: Monday, October 6, midnight.

If you are interested in being a Youth Council 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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