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 level 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 receive 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.
All volunteers with the AGA are required to undergo a police security check.
To manage the gallery’s volunteers more effectively, we have created an online "My Volunteer Page" through Better Impact Software. We are excited about this, as it provides a new opportunity to better serve new and existing volunteers at the gallery!
Over 2,839 hours of volunteer time was dedicated to the AGA in 2019. Thank you to our volunteers listed here.
To sign up for volunteering, please fill out an application form by following the link below.
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. Volunteer roles will be based on each event individually but generally include:
- capacity counting
- 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
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, sponsorships and grants.
Volunteers who help with fund development will help with:
- prospect research
- membership phone calls
- donation campaigns
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