Art Gallery of Alberta


Volunteer Opportunities at your AGA

Volunteers are a valued and important part of the AGA. Through their work we are able to raise money to

  • maintain the galleries, exhibition and education programming
  • deliver the highest of excellence in our education programming
  • steward donors
  • create positive AGA memories
  • support all of the work the AGA offers to our community.

We ask that volunteers commit 30 hours per calendar year to the AGA.

Once volunteers have completed 30 hours of service in a year; they are entitled to a complimentary individual membership.

The minimum age for volunteering at the AGA is 16.

Volunteers have the opportunity to work in a variety of areas in the gallery. The primary opportunities are special events, education, marketing, administration, and fund development. Additionally, the AGA has an Exhibition Guide program that is currently recruiting.

Special Events

Special Event volunteers will volunteer at the variety of different special events we hold throughout the year. These special events range from free gallery days to formal gala fundraisers. Volunteers roles will be based on each event individually but generally include:

  • capacity counting
  • greeting
  • checking memberships
  • supporting activation stations
  • managing line-ups


Our Education department hosts a large variety of registered classes, drop-in classes and camps. Education volunteers work with the educators to support the classes and camps. Volunteer tasks include:

  • preparing supplies
  • aiding students
  • cleaning up
  • supporting the educators as needed


There are so many events and programs going on at the AGA! The marketing department has the task of spreading all this information around Edmonton and Alberta. Volunteer tasks range based on the marketing initiatives. Regularly volunteers support:

  • distribution of handbills and post cards
  • activation of community outreach booths
  • other initiatives as necessary


Administration volunteers support the AGA staff with miscellaneous administrative needs. Tasks may include:

  • data entry
  • phone calls
  • follow-up contact
  • organizing the library
  • other tasks as necessary

Fund Development

Volunteers in Fund Development help the team whose job it is to raise funds for the AGA in a variety of ways including memberships, donations, sponsorship, and grants.

Volunteers who help with fund development will help with mailouts, prospect research, membership phone calls and donation campaigns.
*Currently not recruiting for Fund Development

If you are interested in volunteering, please complete the application below and our Volunteer Coordinator will be in touch about the next orientation.

If you have any questions about the program, please contact or 780-392-2462.


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