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Volunteer

Volunteering at the High Museum of Art is an experience that not only enriches the lives of our patrons, but yours as well. Volunteers engage with patrons through educational programs, by greeting visitors and helping at special events, among other activities. Volunteers receive a monthly email with volunteer updates, invitations to exclusive volunteer-only events, and exposure to the leading art museum in the southeastern United States.

The High Volunteer Program requires a six month to one-year commitment with at least 6 hours (2 shifts) encouraged per month. All volunteers must be 18 years of age or older.

Volunteer Positions

Second Sunday Volunteers
Volunteers greet guests, distribute programs, and answer general museum questions. Commitment is one shift per month on the second Sunday of the month.

smARTbox Volunteers
Volunteers assist in preparing smARTboxes, the High Museum’s monthly art supply box for Georgia residents aged 2 through 12. Shifts typically run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Information Desk Volunteers
Volunteers greet visitors and answer general museum questions. Commitment is one shift per month. Shifts are typically available Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

HIGH Frequency Friday Volunteers
Volunteers greet guests, distribute programs, and assist with programming activities. Shifts typically run from 6 to 9 p.m.

Friday Jazz Volunteers
Friday Jazz takes place on the third Friday of each month at the High from 6 to 10 p.m. Volunteers greet guests and distribute programs. Shifts typically run from 6 to 9 p.m.

Exhibition Volunteers
Volunteers greet visitors and provide directions to and from galleries. Volunteers may also answer exhibition questions, hand out maps and brochures, assist with the members-only line and elevators, and assist with special activities when necessary. Volunteers work three-hour shifts, most often on weekends.

School Group Volunteers
Volunteers greet groups and assist with preparing the workshops for programs including Homeschool Day and Evening for Educators.

Docents
Docents are the Museum’s “face” to our visitors. Docents create memorable experiences for visitors ranging from kindergarteners to senior citizens. (Visit our Docents page to learn more or apply to become a docent.)

Benefits

  • Free admission to the High Museum of Art for volunteers and one guest each
  • Opportunities to attend exclusive events
  • Discounts in the Museum Shop
  • Discounted parking in the Woodruff Arts Center Parking Deck
  • T-shirts for select programs worked