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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)

March Break Volunteer

(Note: this placement is reserved for high school students, 15 - 18 years of age)

Spend your March Break with us! We’re making cardboard cities, life-size mazes, and museums-in-a-box. We’re looking for youth volunteers who will welcome and direct family visitors to different activities throughout the galleries, and assist with arts & crafts. This is a great volunteer role if you are responsible, enthusiastic, and enjoy working with kids!
Commitment: March Break programming runs March 11 – 19. Preference will be given to volunteer applicants who can join us for either a full week (M- F 10:30am – 4:30pm) or full weekend (Saturday & Sunday, 10:30am – 4:30pm). This is a great way to earn your volunteer hours credit! Successful applicants will be notified by email and will be invited to attend a mandatory orientation session.
Application Deadline: Monday, February 20

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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