Volunteer

The Art Museum is seeking people of all ages who would like to become involved in their community!

Even a small time commitment makes a big difference…
What skills can you offer?

Apply Now!

Providing nine ways to volunteer, GRAM can find a place for you, whether you’d like to engage with the public, or work behind the scenes!



Opportunities are available in the following areas:

  • Communications + PR
  • Docent
  • Facilities
  • Library
  • Guest Services
  • Membership and Administration
  • Museum Store
  • Special Events
  • Youth and Family Programs

Volunteer Application

Volunteer Position Descriptions


Upcoming Events

New Volunteer Orientation
Saturday April 19, 2014, 10:00am
July 19th, 2014
October 25th, 2014
RSVP to [email protected]

Interested in becoming a GRAM volunteer? Learn about the many different volunteer opportunities available at GRAM in this orientation. Whether you’re a new volunteer, someone who is just curious, or a seasoned volunteer introducing a friend, these orientations are open to everyone.


Who can volunteer at GRAM?

We love volunteers who have an appreciation for art, especially those who want to share that love with others. Admission to the GRAM Volunteer Program is open to anyone with a high energy level, who are creative and imaginative, those who are conscientious and do their best with the resources available. Finally, we love volunteers who are willing to give their time in a selfless manner. Applicants must be 16 years of age or older (14 if working with a parent or guardian).

GRAM welcomes volunteers without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, marital status, religion, age, height, weight, disability, or any other protected characteristic.

Apply Now!


What are the areas I can work?

What are the hours?

What is the time commitment?

Do I need to be a member?

What are the benefits of volunteering at GRAM?

Is there a dress code?

I have a busy schedule - is it possible to just work during big events such as ArtPrize?

I'm part of a community organization. Can we come into volunteer as a group?

How do I get started?

I’m really looking to be an intern. How do I apply for that?


How can I find out about internships?

Are internships paid?

How long does it typically take to hear back about an internship application?

Is there someone I can call to follow up on my intership application?

Do you have a question about volunteering or internships that has not been answered?
Email Kris Shannon, Manager of Volunteer Services [email protected].


Want to lead guests of all ages on tours of the museum?
Click Here to learn more about becoming a volunteer docent.


Volunteer Newsletter – June ’14


The volunteer position descriptions will assist you in completing the application, and help us to place you in role that best utilizes your skills, interests, and abilities.

Please note that all applicants must submit a background check form.

GRAM recruits volunteers without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, marital status, religion, age, height, weight, veteran’s status, non-disqualifying disability, or any other legally protected status. We accept volunteers age 16 and older (14 if working with parent/guardian).

For more information please contact Grand Rapids Art Museum at 616.831.2933 or by email at [email protected].


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