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Download our Volunteer Application.

The Wadsworth Atheneum’s friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful volunteers are the face of the museum. Volunteers sell tickets, direct visitors, seat theater-goers, assist in the Museum Shop and the Auerbach Art Library, and offer a host of other talents.

There is a perfect volunteer opportunity for everyonefrom college students to retirees! We are happy to work around your schedule to have the benefit of your support.

Support the museum’s administrative functions

Museum members of all levels of skill and accomplishment are welcome.

Positions are available at the Information Desk, the Auerbach Library, the Museum Shop, and the Aetna Theater.

All kinds of volunteers are needed. We ask that you volunteer for a period of six months. Every effort will be made to accommodate your area of volunteering interest and your scheduling requirements.

For more information about volunteering contact Susan Carey, Visitor Services Manager, at